The Theory of Institutional Design

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Robert E. Goodin
Cambridge University Press, Jun 18, 1998 - Political Science - 288 pages
Problems of institutional design and redesign, structuring and restructuring, acquired particular poignancy through recent developments from eastern Europe to southern Africa. At the same time, scholars in each of several disciplines political science, economics, sociology, history and philosophy have increasingly come to appreciate the important independent role that is, and should be, played by institutional factors in social life. In this volume, disparate theories of institutional design given by each of those several disciplines are synthesized and their peculiar power illustrated.
 

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Contents

Institutional Design and Rational Choice
54
Second Best Theories and the Implications
90
The Informal Logic of Institutional Design
103
Institutional Morality
126
The Publicity Principle
154
Designing Institutions in East European
199
Political Deals in Institutional Settings
227
Institutional Design
240
Selection and the Currency of Reward
256
Name Index
277
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