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date: 22 November 2019

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This article looks at the public choices that feature in the creation of governance systems or institutional arrangements. It emphasizes the added value that can be derived from supplementing the normal focus on the national level with comparative studies of the formation, implementation, and adaptation of these regimes that happens at the local and international levels. One section in this article explores the insights about the policy process that arise from this approach to public choice. Another section focuses on the questions that can be raised about the practical implications of these insights.

Keywords: public choices, governance systems, institutional arrangements, comparative studies, policy process, practical implications

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