Chapter 4: Evolutionary Institutional Change and Performance in Polycentric Governance

dc.contributor.authorThiel, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorPacheco-Vega, Raul
dc.contributor.authorBaldwin, Elizabeth
dc.coverage.countryKenya, Mexicoen_US
dc.coverage.regionAfricaen_US
dc.coverage.regionCentral America & Caribbeanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-01T16:34:10Z
dc.date.available2021-06-01T16:34:10Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
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.identifier.citationpages91-110en_US
dc.identifier.citationpublocNew Yorken_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10535/10788
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGoverning Complexity: Analyzing and Applying Polycentricityen_US
dc.subjectGoverning Complexityen_US
dc.subjectpolycentricityen_US
dc.titleChapter 4: Evolutionary Institutional Change and Performance in Polycentric Governanceen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.type.methodologyCase Studyen_US
dc.type.publishedpublisheden_US

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