Institutional Theory in Political Science: The New Institutionalism

Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2011 M12 15 - 232 páginas
Institutional Theory in Political Science provides an in-depth analysis of contemporary institutional theory, an essential tool to understand the world of politics and government.

Written by B. Guy Peters, a prominent expert in the field, the book argues that the new institutionalism comprises eight variations on the theme of institutional analysis. Through a series of questions, the author assesses the possibility of a unified theory within institutionalism and its potential as a paradigm for political science.

This new edition incorporates the most recent developments in the research on the various institutionalisms. It also includes a new chapter that brings into the discussion themes of discursive politics and constructivism. Although the focus is on political science, attention is paid to institutionalism in other disciplines.

Institutional Theory in Political Science, 3rd Edition, reflects the state of the field today while building on the foundations set in the previous editions. This unique work will be of value to anyone studying institutionalism, as well as political institutions, and public administration.

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Preface to the Third Edition
Institutionalism Old and
Normative Institutionalism
Rational Choice Theory and Institutional Theory
Historical Institutionalism Chapter 5 Empirical Institutionalism
Discursive and Constructivist Institutionalism
Sociological Institutionalism
Institutions of Interest Representation
International Institutionalism
One Institutionalism or Many?
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B. Guy Peters is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is the author or editor of over 60 books in political science, and a founding editor of the European Political Science Review and of Governance. He has been a guest professor in universities in almost every country in Europe and a number in Latin America and Asia.

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