Working Paper 9. Insitutions and social structures: some clarifications.
University of the West of England, Bristol.
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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.
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