- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Institutional Perspectives—Working towards Coherence or Irreconcilable Diversity?
- Beyond Comparative Statics: Historical Institutional Approaches to Stability and Change In the Political Economy of Labor
- Actors and Institutions
- Institutional Reproduction and Change
- Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data
- The State in the Economy: Neoliberal or Neoactivist?
- Money and Markets
- Transnational Institutions and International Regimes
- Law as a Governing Institution
- Institutional Change in Financial Systems
- The Comparative Institutional Analysis of Innovation: From Industrial Policy to the Knowledge Economy
- Changing Competition Models in Market Economies: The Effects of Inter‐nationalization, Technological Innovations, and Academic Expansion on the Conditions Supporting Dominant Economic Logics
- Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality
- Corporate Governance
- The Institutional Construction of Firms
- Institutionalizing the Employment Relationship
- Inter‐Firm Relations in Global Manufacturing: Disintegrated Production and Its Globalization
- Institutional Transformation in European Post‐Communist Regimes
- State Failure
- Financial Capitalism Resurgent: Comparative Institutionalism and the Challenges of Financialization
- Institutional Competitiveness: How Nations came to Compete
- Epilogue: Institutions in History: Bringing Capitalism Back In
Abstract and Keywords
This article examines the theories of institutional reproduction and stability, which focus predominantly on the concept of path dependence. It discusses theories of institutional change and does so at great length because this is where comparative institutional analysis has had the most to offer. The article addresses briefly the ontology of institutional change and concentrates primarily on political–economic institutions in advanced capitalist democracies. It focuses on literatures in comparative political economy and organizational analysis rather than, for instance, social movements theory, which is also interested in institutional stability and change, but not necessarily with respect to the sorts of political–economic institutions that are of primary concern in this article. The article concludes with a few remarks about where the study of institutional reproduction and change seems to be headed.
John Campbell is Class of 1925 Professor, Department of Sociology, at Dartmouth College.
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