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Reconciling Ideas and Institutions through Discursive Institutionalism

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

During the past three decades, “new institutionalism” has become the main methodological battleground among political scientists. This is because political scientists differ in their preferred “new ... More


The Empowerment of the European Parliament: Lessons from the New Institutionalism and Democratic Theory

Berthold Rittberger

in Building Europe's Parliament: Democratic Representation Beyond the Nation State

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199273423
eISBN:
9780191602764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273421.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Reviews the new institutionalist literature on institution-building and derives expectations based on rational choice and sociological institutionalism for explaining the empowerment of the European ... More


A Theory of Informal Politics

Jeffrey Stacey

in Integrating Europe: Informal Politics and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584765
eISBN:
9780191723506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584765.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

Whereas Chapter 1 reviews general theories of European integration, Chapter 2 contains a review of theories of institutional change with a particular emphasis on a troika of institutionalist ... More


Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the European Union

Mark A. Pollack

in The Engines of European Integration: Delegation, Agency, and Agenda Setting in the EU

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251179
eISBN:
9780191600111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251177.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Principal‐agent theories of delegation generate specific, testable hypotheses about delegation to supranational organizations in the European Union, including: the specific functions delegated to ... More


Discourse as Framework for Analysis: Policy Construction and Legitimization for Changing Policies and Practices

Vivien A. Schmidt

in The Futures of European Capitalism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253685
eISBN:
9780191600210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253684.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To explain the often radical changes in policies and practices that depend on overcoming entrenched interests, institutional obstacles, and cultural blinkers to change, the usual explanations in ... More


The Impact of the European Union on Environmental Policies

Markus Haverland

in The Politics of Europeanization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252091
eISBN:
9780191599224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252092.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Focusing on environmental policies, this chapter aims to contribute to the debate on the politics of Europeanization by presenting the conceptual and theoretical state of the art of research into ... More


Conclusion: Changing Business Systems, Power, and the Science of Manufacturing Possibilities

Gary Herrigel

in Manufacturing Possibilities: Creative Action and Industrial Recomposition in the United States, Germany, and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557738
eISBN:
9780191720871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557738.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The conclusion addresses three areas of theoretical interest posed by empirical and theoretical arguments made in the substantive chapters of Manufacturing Possibilities. First it elaborates more ... More


Global Institutions without a Global State

Henry Farrell and Martha Finnemore

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/9780198744023.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Historical institutionalism has not yet grappled with the deeper intellectual challenges of “going global.” Understanding international, particularly global, institutions, requires attention to and ... More


Power, Change, and Institutions in World Society

Anja P. Jakobi

in Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674602
eISBN:
9780191752452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674602.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter presents the theoretical framework, building on sociological institutionalism and its two strands, namely organization studies and world society theory. The chapter starts with a ... More


Global Crime Governance in World Society

Anja P. Jakobi

in Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674602
eISBN:
9780191752452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674602.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter takes a broad approach to introduce global crime governance and represents a substantial overview of the research field, the book, and its findings. The first section ... More


Differences in Organization Response Rates

Heidi Hardt

in Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337118
eISBN:
9780199356546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337118.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter provides an introduction to the informal level of decision-making and presents the book’s central argument. That is, the ways in which actors interact and negotiate within international ... More


Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance

Anja P. Jakobi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674602
eISBN:
9780191752452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674602.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Crime has become a prominent issue on both national and international agendas, marked by a proliferation of regulations, growing budgets and increased political exchange. Based on sociological ... More


Existing Approaches to Change in and beyond the Wine Industry

Xabier Itçaina, Antoine Roger, and Andy Smith

in Varietals of Capitalism: A Political Economy of the Changing Wine Industry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700439
eISBN:
9781501703737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700439.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter shows that four major theory-driven interpretations of change in the European wine industry are incomplete or wrong. More fundamentally, it identifies why the general assumptions about ... More


Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Towards Explaining Change and Stability in International Institutions

Thomas Rixen and Lora Anne Viola

in Historical Institutionalism and International Relations: Explaining Institutional Development in World Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198779629
eISBN:
9780191824678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779629.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter introduces historical institutionalism (HI) to international relations (IR). Historical institutionalism, located outside of IR’s paradigmatic debates, has been given little explicit ... More


Global Crime Governance: Conclusions, Implications, and Outlook

Anja P. Jakobi

in Common Goods and Evils?: The Formation of Global Crime Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674602
eISBN:
9780191752452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674602.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the book and evaluates its findings with respect to world society theory and IR. It also sheds light on future developments of the global crime agenda, including ... More


What’s so Political About the Economic?: The Limits of Existing Responses

Andy Smith

in The Politics of Economic Activity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788157
eISBN:
9780191830136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788157.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Political economy has thus far failed to define politics clearly and heuristically. This chapter presents how four dominant theories instead unhelpfully conflate politics with other terms: liberal, ... More


The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Since the turn of the 21st century, there has been a greater pace of reform to planning in Britain than at any other time. As a public sector activity, planning has also been impacted heavily by the ... More


The planner within a professional and institutional context

Ben Clifford and Mark Tewdwr-Jones

in The collaborating planner?: Practitioners in the neoliberal age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447305118
eISBN:
9781447307891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305118.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter considers the role of planners in reform processes by outlining how they can be understood as professional technical experts, as subjects of neoliberalism and as frontline ‘Street-level ... More


The Role and Relevance of International Bureaucracies: Setting the Stage

Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner

in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012744
eISBN:
9780262258593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012744.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

International bureaucracies and their retinue of civil servants are considered important players in world politics, and yet, as exemplified by the United Nations (UN), others see them as an assembly ... More


State Acculturation and the Problem of Compliance

Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks

in Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199300990
eISBN:
9780199367610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300990.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers whether acculturation processes leave a gap between formal commitments by states and actual practices on the ground. Although such gaps constitute important evidence of ... More


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