A systematic approach to institutional analysis: Applying Crawford and Ostrom's grammar
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In 1995, Crawford and Ostrom proposed a grammatical syntax for examining institutional statements (i.e., rules, norms, and strategies) as part of the institutional analysis and development framework. This article constitutes the first attempt at applying the grammatical syntax to code institutional statements using two pieces of U.S. legislation. The authors illustrate how the grammatical syntax can serve as a basis for collecting, presenting, and analyzing data in a way that is reliable and conveys valid and substantive meaning for the researcher. The article concludes by describing some implementation challenges and ideas for future theoretical and field research. © 2010 University of Utah.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1177/1065912909334430
Publication InfoBasurto, X; Kingsley, G; McQueen, K; Smith, M; & Weible, CM (2010). A systematic approach to institutional analysis: Applying Crawford and Ostrom's grammar. Political Research Quarterly, 63(3). pp. 523-537. 10.1177/1065912909334430. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/6512.
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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
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