Reflexive self-organization and path dependency in institutionalization processes
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to work toward developing evolutionary reasoning in the social sciences. Along with that, we argue to overcome the artificial divide of natural and social science for the sake of understanding behaviour. We make the case for an evolutionary and culturally sensitive view on longsurviving institutions and its base - individual behaviour. By taking into consideration the unsatisfying answers in the debate on structure and agency, we emphasize the importance of resonance for evolution and stability. We use case studies to make the point for an evolutionary understanding of institutions and to reflect on institutional path dependency.
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Institutionalizion; behavioural and institutional path dependancy; reflexive self-organization; historic institutionalism; methodological individualism;
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