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“Revitalizing Labor in the U.S., Britain and Germany: Social Movements and Institutional Change”

Turner, Lowell. (1999) “Revitalizing Labor in the U.S., Britain and Germany: Social Movements and Institutional Change”. In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, PA. (Unpublished)

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    Institutions shape behavior. This is the core argument of the theorists of modern institutionalism, an argument that has proven clear, parsimonious, and widely applicable for many different institutions and behaviors in a variety of circumstances and settings (e.g., Hall 1986; March and Olsen 1989; Steinmo et al. 1992). Still, for an understanding of historical and contemporary change, this powerful argument is not enough, as most institutionalists readily admit (Thelen and Steinmo 1991). The institutional argument in fact tells us nothing of how institutions come to be and how they change--with obvious consequences for the behavior they are shaping. New propositions are therefore needed, and in this paper we examine the following: social movements shape institutions.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    Countries > U.K.
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market > labour/labor
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2006
    Page Range: p. 53
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:22

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