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New institutionalism (Social sciences)


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    • Institutionalism, New (Social sciences)
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    • found: Work cat.: 2016414690: Espejel Mena, J. Democracia y gobernanza : nueva institucionalidad y redes de polĂ­ticas, 2016:t.p. ([cataloger's translation] Democracy and governance : new institutionality and policy networks) p. 91 (nuevo institucionalismo [new institutionalism])
    • found: Cambridge dictionary of sociology, 2006, via WWW, viewed Nov. 9, 2016(new institutionalism: the relationship between institutions and society, long a central concern for sociology, was revitalized in the 1990s with the growth of interdisciplinary theories of institutions known as the "new institutionalism"; the new institutionalism is diverse, with different versions found in economics, international relations, political science, and sociology (and differences within disciplines between rational choice variants, comparative-historical institutionalism, and organizational institutionalism))
    • found: Concise Oxford dictionary of politics, 2009, via WWW, viewed Nov. 9, 2016(new institutionalism: phrase coined by J.G. March and J.P. Olsen (1984) to denote an approach to politics which holds that behaviour is fundamentally moulded by the institutions it is embedded in)
    • found: Dictionary of the social sciences (Oxford), 2002, via WWW, viewed Nov. 9, 2016:under March, James G. (American sociologist best known for his work on organizations and especially his contributions to the approach known as the New Institutionalism; institutions figure centrally in March's accounts of social, economic, and political behavior as mechanisms for simplifying the complex social environment; they structure courses of action and influence individual preferences; they also help interpret the past and shape expectations; March and his frequent collaborator Johan P. Olsen thus position themselves against the strong individualism that underlies much political and sociological theory--especially the view that institutions merely embody existing patterns of interest or group power; March has studied diverse kinds of institutions, from universities to forms of democratic rule) under Neoclassical economics (the University of Chicago, which has been the source of several neoclassical movements, from the Monetarism of the 1960s to the New Institutionalism of the 1990s)
    • found: Oxford companion to politics of the world, 2004, via WWW, viewed Nov. 9, 2016:under Political science (by the 1980s there was a further retreat from extreme behavioralism with the "bring back the state" movement and the development of what was called "new institutionalism"; this development focused on the impact that state authority can have on historical processes of political development)
    • found: Reader's guide to the social sciences, 2001, via WWW, viewed Nov. 9, 2016:under New institutionalism, economic (new institutional economics claims that institutions are important mechanisms of governance, open to analysis through an interdisciplinary approach which combines law, economics, and organizational theory) under New institutionalism, political (institutionalism exists in several branches of social science with multiple definitions, methodologies, faces ("old" and "new"), and meanings; Picciotto & Wiesner view "new" institutionalism as the emergence of "a new development paradigm" that holds institutions and organizations as the key determinants of economic social and political progress)
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