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Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond

Paul Dragos Aligica


In studying social order, argues Elinor Ostrom, co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in economics, we should not be limited to only the conceptions of order derived from the work of Adam Smith and Thomas Hobbes. To be precise, we should not limit ourselves to theoretical frameworks of The State and to theoretical frameworks of The Market. We need approaches that match the extensive variety of institutional arrangements existent in the world. This book discusses some of the most challenging ideas emerging out of the research program on institutional diversity associated with Vincent and Elinor ... More

Keywords: bloomington school, institutionalism, polycentricity, resilience, institutional design, pluralism, heterogeneity, political economy, pragmatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199843909
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843909.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Dragos Aligica, author
F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Mercatus Center, George Mason University