Happening this Fall 2022LAW B592/POLS Y673/SPEA P710: INSTITUTIONAL THEORY
Instructor: Dan Cole
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday (meets in-person & virtually via Zoom)
The central questions underlying this course are:
- How can fallible human beings achieve and sustain self-governing ways of life and self-governing entities as well as sustaining ecological systems at multiple scales?
- When we state that institutions facilitate or discourage effective problem-solving and innovations, what do we mean by institutions and what other factors affect these processes?
- How do we develop better frameworks and theories to understand behavior that has structure and outcomes at multiple scales (e.g. household use of electricity affecting household budget and health as well as community infrastructure and investments and regional, national, and global structures and outcomes)?
- How can institutional analysis be applied to the analysis of diverse policy areas including urban public goods, water and forestry resources, and healthcare?