Integrating core concepts from the institutional analysis and development framework for the systematic analysis of policy designs: An illustration from the US National Organic Program regulation
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© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. Public policies are structured by policy designs that communicate the key elements, linkages, and underlying logic through which policy objectives are to be realized. This paper operationalizes and integrates core concepts from the institutional analysis and development framework, including the institutional grammar, the rule typology, action situations, and levels of decision making, to provide a systematic approach for analyzing policy designs. The approach is illustrated through an application to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program regulation, which outlines an unusual semi-voluntary regulatory program that relies on independent third-party organizations for Program administration. The conclusion identifies opportunities and a research agenda for the institutional analysis of policy designs.
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institutional analysis and development framework
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1177/0951629815603494
Publication InfoBasurto, Xavier; Carter, DP; Weible, CM; & Siddiki, SN (2016). Integrating core concepts from the institutional analysis and development framework for the systematic analysis of policy designs: An illustration from the US National Organic Program regulation. Journal of Theoretical Politics, 28(1). pp. 159-185. 10.1177/0951629815603494. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18615.
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Associate Professor of Sustainability Science
I am interested in the fundamental question of how groups (human and non-human) can find ways to self-organize, cooperate, and engage in successful collective action for the benefit of the common good. To do this I strive to understand how the institutions (formal and informal rules and norms) that govern social behavior, interplay with biophysical variables to shape social-ecological systems. What kind of institutions are better able to govern complex-adaptive systems? and how can societies (la