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The Ideological Roots of Institutional Change

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dc.contributor.author Iyigun, Murat
dc.contributor.author Rubin, Jared
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-11T16:13:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-11T16:13:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/10324
dc.description.abstract "Why do some societies fail to adopt more ancient institutions in response to changing economic conditions? And why do such conditions sometimes generate ideological backlashes and at other times lead to transformative sociopolitical movements? We propose an explanation that highlights the interplay--or lack thereof--between new technologies, ideologies, and institutions. When new technologies emerge, uncertainty results from a lack of understanding how the technology will fit with prevailing ideologies and institutions. This uncertainty discourages investment in institutions and the cultural capital necessary to take advantage of new technologies. Accordingly, increased uncertainty during times of rapid technological change may generate an ideological backlash that puts a higher premium on traditional values. We apply the theory to numerous historical episodes, including Ottoman reform initiatives, the Japanese Tokugawa reforms and Meiji Restoration, and the Tongzhi Restoration in Qing China." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject ideology en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject uncertainty en_US
dc.title The Ideological Roots of Institutional Change en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Social Organization en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Political Institutions and Economic Policy en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates May 13 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Ostrom Workshop, IU Bloomington en_US

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