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date: 20 February 2020

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This article looks at the study of political institutions. It defines and gives examples of four different traditions in the study of political institutions: modernist-empiricist, idealist, formal-legal, and socialist. The main goal of the article is to show there are several long-standing traditions in the study of institutions in the Anglo-American world, and to illustrate that variety worldwide.

Keywords: political institutions, traditions, modernist-empiricist, idealist, formal-legal, socialist

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