Working Paper 9. Insitutions and social structures: some clarifications

Fleetwood, S. (2008) Working Paper 9. Insitutions and social structures: some clarifications. Working Paper. University of the West of England, Bristol. Available from:

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The objective of this paper is to continue the important task of clarifying two terms that are central to a great deal of social science, but often mired in confusion, namely, ‘institutions’ and ‘social structures’. The opening part of the paper uses recent insights in contemporary sociological and (Institutional) economic theory to explore the similarities between social structures and institutions, especially in the relation between them as a couple, and human agents.

Item Type:Report or Working Paper (Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:social science, institution, social structure
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Business Management
ID Code:7492
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:23 Mar 2010 10:36
Last Modified:09 Nov 2016 23:42

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