Institutions and Time: Problems of Conceptualization and Explanation

Peters, B. Guy; Pierre, Jon
October 1998
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Oct98, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p565
Academic Journal
Looks at several aspects of the topic of the new institutionalism and the interest of social science in this topic. The structure-agency problem in the discussion of institutional theory; Discussion of several approaches to the new institutionalism; The shaping and constraint of behavior by institutions; Comments on the supposition that there is a relative permanence and inflexibility in institutions; James March and Johan P. Olsen and normative institutional theory.


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