Institutions of Politics: Design, Workings, and Implications

Institutions are analysed both as dependent variables (in terms of their formation and design) and as independent variables (in terms of their impact on the attitudes, behaviour and values of political actors). We also pay particular attention to the normative and theoretical aspects of institutions and therefore we devote a substantial part of the programme to the question of how institutions can be designed, and to the implications of their functioning


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