Nine or So…Questions to Institutional Theory: A Revised Note on Understanding Institutional Change

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    his is a slightly revised version of an article I published in 1991 (Ove K. Pedersen, 1991, “Nine Questions to a Neo-Institutional Theory in Political Science”, Scandinavian Political Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 125-148). The purpose of the article 16 years ago is the same as the purpose of presenting this note today - to point to a number of methodological and theoretical problems which have to be discussed in connection with a theory of institutional change. No analytical approach for the study of institutions will be presented. No description of actual institutions or institutional change will be given. Rather, nine philosophical-methodological questions rarely raised and never answered in institutional theory will be asked.
    UdgiverDepartment of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School
    Antal sider39
    ISBN (Trykt)8791690641
    StatusUdgivet - 2008
    NavnWorking Paper / International Center for Business and Politics