Jessop, Bob (2001) Institutional re(turns) and the strategic-relational approach. Environment and Planning A, 33 (7). pp. 1213-1235. ISSN 0308-518XFull text not available from this repository.
The author distinguishes and comments on three different forms of the institutional turn: thematic, methodological, and ontological. He argues that there is a wide range of institutional turns that have been undertaken for quite different theoretical, empirical, and policy-related reasons; and suggests that the returns from any given institutional turn are by no means guaranteed to be positive. The different senses in which `institutions matter' are explored and the need to contextualize the institutional turn, both at more macro and at more microlevels, is also emphasized. One way of undertaking this contextualization is through the `strategic ^ relational approach' with its concern with both the structural and the strategic dimensions of a contextualized institutional analysis. As well as presenting the approach in general terms, the author also illustrates its relevance to the spatiotemporal dimensions of institutional analysis. Eight broad conclusions about the institutional turn are presented.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Environment and Planning A|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Institutional turn ; strategic-relational approach|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Deposited By:||Professor Bob Jessop|
|Deposited On:||07 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2016 10:49|
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