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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDepartment of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School
    Number of pages39
    ISBN (Print)8791690641
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    SeriesWorking Paper / International Center for Business and Politics

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