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Ian Lustick. Institutional Rigidity and Evolutionary Theory: Trapped on a Local Maximum

November 5, 2011 by


A prime focus for social scientists, and in particular political scientists, is on institutions. Institutions are stabilized sets of expectations that establish frameworks for social action that affect behavior because they affect calculations and inspire attachments. Institutions do change, but they change slower than life changes. This creates a paradoxical reality. On the one hand, […]


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