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A Model for Explaining the A Model for Explaining the Performance of Liberal Democracies

Edeltraud Roller

in The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286423
eISBN:
9780191603358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286426.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter develops a causal model for explaining the performance of liberal democracies. The model builds on explanatory models from three theoretical strands: comparative research on democracy, ... More


The Influence of Political Institutions on the Effectiveness of Western Democracies

Edeltraud Roller

in The Performance of Democracies: Political Institutions and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199286423
eISBN:
9780191603358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199286426.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the hypotheses about the impact of formal and informal institutions on the level, stability, and the structure of political effectiveness of western democracies. It presents a ... More


Economic Organizations and Corporate Governance in Japan

Curtis J. Milhaupt and Mark D. West

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199272112
eISBN:
9780191601316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199272115.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Using an institutional and empirical approach, this book analyses the role of formal rules (law and regulations) and informal rules (norms, practices, and shared beliefs) in the Japanese economy. ... More


Social capital, survival strategies, and their potential forpost-conflict governance in Liberia

Amos Sawyer

in Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199204762
eISBN:
9780191603860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199204764.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Post-conflict reconstruction strategies typically focus on identifying and repairing formal governing institutions and physical infrastructures, and tend to ignore the informal arrangements that ... More


Informal Institutions, Social Capital, and Economic Transition: Reflections on a Neglected Dimension

Giovanni Andrea Cornia and Vladimir Popov (eds)

in Transition and Institutions: The Experience of Gradual and Late Reformers

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242184
eISBN:
9780191697043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242184.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the role of informal institutions in economic transition. It argues that informal institutions complement formal institutions in reducing the costs of transactions and describes ... More


The Multiple Faces of the State and its Underlying Unity

Guillermo O'Donnell

in Democracy, Agency, and the State: Theory with Comparative Intent

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587612
eISBN:
9780191723384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587612.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

This chapter begins by noting that the state offers numerous faces, from the great rituals it enacts to the opaque daily transactions of its multiple bureaucracies. It also stresses that those faces ... More


Conclusion

Jie Lu

in Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199378746
eISBN:
9780199378760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides a conclusion and comprises summarized findings. In addition, this chapter addresses a serious challenge that faces most students of institutions: Are institutions epiphenomenal? ... More


Institutions, Investment, and Growth in Developing Countries

Giovanni Andrea Cornia

in The Macroeconomics of Developing Countries: An Intermediate Textbook

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856672
eISBN:
9780191889851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856672.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many analyses of long-term development neglect the importance of formal and informal political and economic institutions in developing countries. This chapter discusses the nature of such ... More


Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Ben Hillman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Drawing on more than a decade of fieldwork in a rural southwest China county, this book examines the unwritten rules of Chinese officialdom and suggests that these rules have helped to hold the ... More


Ongoing Struggle for Land Entitlement: Vettriyur Village

Jayshree P. Mangubhai

in Human Rights as Practice: Dalit Women Securing Livelihood Entitlements in South India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198095453
eISBN:
9780199082650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095453.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyses a semi-feudal context marked by an informal governance system controlled by a dominant caste community. Dalit women cultivators here are engaged in an on-going struggle to ... More


Studying the Local State in China

Ben Hillman

in Patronage and Power: Local State Networks and Party-State Resilience in Rural China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789363
eISBN:
9780804791618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789363.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that despite the voluminous literature on Chinese politics we actually know very little about how the Chinese one-Party state works, and how it has held together through decades ... More


Institutional Capital

Lalita Som

in The Capitals of Nations: The Role of Human, Social, and Institutional Capital in Economic Evolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199452736
eISBN:
9780199084548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452736.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter establishes the link between knowledge economy and institutional capital. The various sections of the chapter deal with the meaning and definitions of institutions, formal and informal ... More


Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages

Jie Lu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199378746
eISBN:
9780199378760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This book examines the origins of the variance in contemporary rural China’s decentralized governance. It identifies the conditions under which different types of institutions are likely to perform ... More


New Developments in the Brewing Industry: The Role of Institutions and Ownership

Erik Strøjer Madsen, Jens Gammelgaard, and Bersant Hobdari (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198854609
eISBN:
9780191888854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854609.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

Institutions and ownership play a central role in the transformation and development of the beer market and the brewing industry. Institutions set the external environment of the brewery through both ... More


Sequencing, Layering, and Feedbacks in Global Regulation

Abraham L. Newman

in International Politics and Institutions in Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198744023
eISBN:
9780191804014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744023.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

From banking standards to data privacy, regulation has entered the lexicon of international affairs. Unlike trade or currencies, however, there are few formal treaty-based international organizations ... More


Introduction: Interactions Between Institutions and Governance Management in the Brewing Industry

Erik Strøjer Madsen, Jens Gammelgaard, and Bersant Hobdari

in New Developments in the Brewing Industry: The Role of Institutions and Ownership

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198854609
eISBN:
9780191888854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854609.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

Institutions and ownership play a central role in the transformation and development of the beer market and the brewing industry. Institutions set the external environment of the brewery through both ... More


The Exchange of Favours and Coalition Management

Paul Chaisty, Nic Cheeseman, and Timothy J. Power

in Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective: Minority Presidents in Multiparty Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198817208
eISBN:
9780191858734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817208.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the role of informal tools in coalition management. Informal tools are understood as the ‘exchange of favours’: access to electoral resources, favourable state treatment of ... More


State-Sponsored Protection Rackets: Regulating the Market for Counterfeit Clothing in Argentina

Matías Dewey

in The Architecture of Illegal Markets: Towards an Economic Sociology of Illegality in the Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198794974
eISBN:
9780191836442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794974.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, International Business

That illegal markets thrive is something of a puzzle to sociology. Despite the lack of legal frames—crucial for conflict resolution, regulation of competition, and formal sources of credit—new ... More


Diverse Property Rights and Forest Management: Institutions and Politics in Uttarakhand

Satyajit Singh

in The Local in Governance: Politics, Decentralization, and Environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199468966
eISBN:
9780199087327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468966.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization, Environmental Politics

Given the importance of forests in the livelihoods of the hill people, there are a number of institutional arrangements that exist at the village level apart from the state-sponsored van panchayats. ... More


Daily Democracy: Politics, Media, and Democratic Culture

Ainius Lašas

in Media and Politics in New Democracies: Europe in a Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747536
eISBN:
9780191810435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747536.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The analysis of popular political values provides a key for understanding the day-to-day functioning of democracies. This chapter argues for the relevance of culture at both mass and political elite ... More


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