Old Institutionalisms

R. A. W. Rhodes

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199548460
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Political Science

 Old Institutionalisms

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This article looks at the study of political institutions. It defines and gives examples of four different traditions in the study of political institutions: modernist-empiricist, idealist, formal-legal, and socialist. The main goal of the article is to show there are several long-standing traditions in the study of institutions in the Anglo-American world, and to illustrate that variety worldwide.

Keywords: political institutions; traditions; modernist-empiricist; idealist; formal-legal; socialist

Article.  7673 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Political Institutions

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