Endogenous change of institutions

Authored by: Adam Przeworski

Routledge Handbook of Comparative Political Institutions

Print publication date:  April  2015
Online publication date:  April  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415630887
eBook ISBN: 9781315731377
Adobe ISBN: 9781317551799


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The central claim of “new institutionalism” is that institutions affect outcomes, they “matter.” Yet the new institutionalism also recognizes that institutions are endogenous. Suppose both these claims are true. What are their joint implications? What historical paths should we observe if they are true? When should we expect institutions to change?

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