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Institutional Evolution and the Political Economy of Governance

Alexander Ebner

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the co-evolutionary relationship between markets and states as a path-dependent process that reflects the social construction of institutional change. It reviews the major ... More


The Logic of Logic, and Beyond

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines Mancur Olson's arguments, which he articulated in The Logic of Collective Action, and compares them with those of his supporters and detractors. It also reviews the social ... More


Cooperation, Coordination, and Collective Action

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book investigates a wide range of ideas, theories, and existing empirical research relevant to the study of the complex and diverse phenomenon of human cooperation. Issues relating to ... More


Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

From the family to the workplace to the marketplace, every facet of our lives is shaped by cooperative interactions. Yet everywhere we look, we are confronted by proof of how difficult cooperation ... More


Making Olson work: rejuvenating ‘supply-side’ explanations

Darren Halpin

in Groups, Representation and Democracy: Between Promise and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076527
eISBN:
9781781701690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076527.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter scrutinizes the argument of Mancur Olson regarding collective action. His thesis has been instrumental in fostering pessimism about the democratic potential of groups. This chapter ... More


Creative Insecurity: Olson’s Nemesis

Mark Zachary Taylor

in The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190464127
eISBN:
9780190609252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190464127.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter completes the explanation of creative insecurity theory and presents cross-national statistical data to support it. It describes how military and economic threats from foreign rivals can ... More


The Essential Contributions of the New Institutional Economics

in The Political Economy of Pipelines: A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502106
eISBN:
9780226502120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502120.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter investigates transaction cost economics and includes a review of the restrictions on transacting imposed by requirements for common carriage and third-party access (TPA). It evaluates in ... More


Theorizing Fiscal Policy Coordination

Charlotte Rommerskirchen

in EU Fiscal Policy Coordination in Hard Times: Free Riders on the Storm

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829010
eISBN:
9780191867446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829010.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Fiscal policy coordination is marred by a classic collective action problem; it pays to be egoistical. Member states have an incentive to under- or over-stimulate their economies (what this chapter ... More


Regime Change and Corruption: A History of Public Utility Regulation

Werner Troesken (ed.)

in Corruption and Reform: Lessons from America's Economic History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226299570
eISBN:
9780226299594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226299594.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the history of public utility regulation in the U.S. focusing on regime change and corruption. It suggests that the move to public ownership in the early twentieth century and ... More


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