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Chapter 4: Evolutionary Institutional Change and Performance in Polycentric Governance

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dc.contributor.author Thiel, Andreas
dc.contributor.author Pacheco-Vega, Raul
dc.contributor.author Baldwin, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-01T16:34:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-01T16:34:10Z
dc.date.issued 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/10788
dc.description.abstract "Polycentric governance has emergent properties that we argue can be explained through an analysis of the dynamics of institutional change. In this chapter, we use institutional change theories and evolutionary and Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) thinking to trace mechanisms observed in the change and emergence of polycentric governance. We offer an explanatory model of how polycentric governance changes. Particularly, we consider institutional change of polycentric governance to be negotiated in interdependent (networks of) action situations. Change (or emergence) of governance is the result of endogenous changes (e.g. in power resources actors hold) and/ or of exogenous drivers such as technological change. Polycentric governance shares characteristics with Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) whose change is evolutionary. We highlight the particular difficulties this perspective entails for assessing institutional performance. We illustrate the evolution of polycentric governance arrangements through two vignettes summarizing case study material from Kenya and Mexico." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Governing Complexity: Analyzing and Applying Polycentricity en_US
dc.subject Governing Complexity en_US
dc.subject polycentricity en_US
dc.title Chapter 4: Evolutionary Institutional Change and Performance in Polycentric Governance en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Africa en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.coverage.country Kenya, Mexico en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 91-110 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc New York en_US

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