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Formale und informelle Politik aus institutioneller Perspektive: Ein Analyseansatz für die vergleichenden Area Studies

  • Patrick Köllner


    (GIGA Institute of Asian Affairs)

Formal and informal politics from an institutional perspective: An analytical approach for comparative area studies Formal and informal politics as an object of social science analysis are connected in this paper with an institutional perspective. First, we survey the existing comparatively oriented political science and area studies literature on both forms of politics. Second, we present our own conceptual approach in this regard. In the remainder of the paper, formal and informal politics are viewed through an institutional prism. In this context we discuss the relationship between formal and informal institutions in politics, looking at advantages and disadvantages, consequences, and effects of both types of institutions. Research perspectives are highlighted in the concluding section of the paper.

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Paper provided by GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in its series GIGA Working Paper Series with number 06.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2005
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Handle: RePEc:gig:wpaper:06
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