Informal Institutions


Institutions are enduring systems of social constraint on behavior, which promote realization of order in society. This graduate seminar investigates emergence, maintenance, and change in informal political institutions—those not reflected in formal authoritative rules of governance, but which nonetheless organize political action. Its focus is both theoretical and on different sorts of institutions in a variety of empirical settings. It is a point of departure for developing research on this topic, applicable to any particular empirical political science field. Reserved for graduate students, open to undergraduate students by instructor permission. Instructor consent required.

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Reserved for Graduate Students, Open to Undergraduate Students by Instructor Permission

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