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Institutional Layering: A Review of the Use of the Concept

Van der Heijden, Jeroen

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Over the years layering has gained increasing attention in studies of institutional change. Notably, the concept has been subject to the exact mechanism it tries to explain: incremental change. This article reviews the use of the concept over a 60-year time span in order to elucidate its value for studying institutional change. The article especially looks at the use of the concept by one of the leading authors in the field: Kathleen Thelen. It concludes that layering provides a bridge between...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorVan der Heijden, Jeroen
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:47:45Z
dc.identifier.issn0263-3957
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/26184
dc.description.abstractOver the years layering has gained increasing attention in studies of institutional change. Notably, the concept has been subject to the exact mechanism it tries to explain: incremental change. This article reviews the use of the concept over a 60-year time span in order to elucidate its value for studying institutional change. The article especially looks at the use of the concept by one of the leading authors in the field: Kathleen Thelen. It concludes that layering provides a bridge between - seemingly conflicting - ideas on incremental change and punctuated equilibrium.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.rightshttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0263-3957/..." author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)" from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 6/01/17).
dc.sourcePolitics
dc.subjectKeywords: conceptual framework; institutional reform; temporal evolution
dc.titleInstitutional Layering: A Review of the Use of the Concept
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume31
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor180199 - Law not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3461744xPUB43
local.type.statusSubmitted Version
local.contributor.affiliationVan der Heijden, Jeroen, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage9
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage18
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9256.2010.01397.x
local.identifier.absseo940299 - Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T09:55:42Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-78651077237
local.identifier.thomsonID000297310000002
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