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March and Olson: Institutional Perspectives on Political Institutions

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March and Olson. 1996. Institutional Perspectives on Political Institutions. Governance 9 (July): 247-264.

The article "examines basic assumptions about the nature of political institutions, the ways in which practices and rules that comprise institutions are established, sustained, and transformed, and the ways in which those practices and rules are converted into political behavior through the mediation of interpretation and capability. We discuss an institutional approach to political life that emphasizes the endogenous nature and social construction of political institutions, identities, accounts, and capabilities."

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