Institutional Change and Globalization by John L. CampbellInstitutional Change and Globalization by John L. Campbell

Institutional Change and Globalization

byJohn L. Campbell

Paperback | August 15, 2004

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This book is about institutional change, how to recognize it, when it occurs, and the mechanisms that cause it to happen. It is the first book to identify problems with the "new institutional analysis," which has emerged as one of the dominant approaches to the study of organizations, economic and political sociology, comparative political economy, politics, and international relations.

The book confronts several important problems in institutional analysis, and offers conceptual, methodological, and theoretical tools for resolving them. It argues that the paradigms of institutional analysis--rational choice, organizational, and historical institutionalism--share a set of common analytic problems. Chief among them: failure to define clearly what institutional change is; failure to specify the mechanisms responsible for institutional change; and failure to explain adequately how "ideas" other than self-interests affect institutional change.

To demonstrate the utility of his tools for resolving the problems of institutional analysis, Campbell applies them to the phenomenon of globalization. In doing so, he not only corrects serious misunderstandings about globalization, but also develops a new theory of institutional change. This book advances the new institutional analysis by showing how the different paradigms can benefit from constructive dialogue and cross-fertilization.

John L. Campbell is Class of 1925 Professor of Sociology at Dartmouth College, Professor of Political Economy at Copenhagen Business School, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. His books include The Rise of Neoliberalism and Institutional Analysis (Princeton).
Title:Institutional Change and GlobalizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pagesPublished:August 15, 2004Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0691089213

ISBN - 13:9780691089218


Table of Contents

List of Figures ix

List of Tables xi

Preface xiii


Problems of Institutional Analysis 1


The Problem of Change 31


The Problem of Mechanisms 62


The Problem of Ideas 90


The Problem of Globalization 124


Where Do W Go from Here? 172


Analysis of Tax Levels and Structures for Country Subgroups 191

References 205

Index 239

Editorial Reviews

"This is an impressive book: comprehensive, well-written, judicious but with a clear point of view. It joins a masterful survey of institutional arguments to a sustained dialogue with advocates of the "globalization hypothesis." Where some would expect the steady erosion of national political institutions by increasingly mobile flows of capital, Campbell argues that configurations of institutions, policies, and organized political actors are unexpectedly robust. Through an effective conversation of theory and evidence, Institutional Change and Globalization advances both the theoretical project of institutionalism and our understanding of the ongoing transformations-or not-of the modern world."-Elisabeth S. Clemens, University of Chicago