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date: 29 March 2020

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A systematic analysis of political power relationships in a society must be attentive to processes unfolding over time, and must focus on the ways in which core institutional arrangements—including policy arrangements—advance the interests of particular political coalitions. These are central features of historical institutionalism that make the tradition well-positioned to enhance understandings of political power and offer a corrective to other prominent frameworks in Political Science that have pushed the issue of power to the margins.

Keywords: power, historical institutionalism, mobilization of advantage, anticipated reaction, policy regimes

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