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Subversion in Institutional Change and Stability

A Neglected Mechanism

Authors: Olsson, Jan

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  • Addresses an important but neglected mechanism behind institutional change and stability Contributes to and complements new institutionalism, in particular normative institutionalismIlluminates a number of empirical examples from a theoretical perspective 

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This book theorizes subversive action, a neglected mechanism in the new institutionalism literature. Subversive action is political in nature, secretly undermining some institutions to open up alternative ideas or to secure existing institutions by secretly undermining adversaries. An example is a politician who promises change in public, but does something else behind the scenes to preserve the status quo. The book addresses the nature and meaning of subversive action and the contexts that give rise to it, as well as how it can work as an important mechanism behind institutional change and continuity. The book will interest students and scholars of public policy, public administration and political science. 

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Jan Olsson is Professor of Political Science at Örebro University, Sweden. His research focus is on policy analysis, public administration, and planning. He has published articles on policy-making, implementation, multi-level governance and inside activism in journals such as the Journal of European Public PolicyPlanning Theory and Practice, andEnvironmental Politics.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subversion in Institutional Change and Stability
Book Subtitle
A Neglected Mechanism
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94922-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94922-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94921-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95676-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 120
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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