social science

Historical Institutionalism

a social sicence approach that emphasises timing, sequence and path dependence in its analysis of (the absence of) institutional change. Small events can have big impacts

Notes on: Democracy Facing Global Challenges: V-Dem Annual Democracy Report 2019

The trend of autocratization continues

Notes on: Political Science and the Three New Institutionalisms (Hall & Taylor 1996)

An introductionary paper to the three main approaches to institutions in international relations

Path Dependency

An important concept for understanding (the absence of) institutional change

Rational Choice Institutionalism

International Organisations are incentive structures

Sociological Institutionalism

Institutions as social structures composed of cultural-cognitive, normative, and regulative elements that provide stability and meaning to social life

Structural Functionalism

Society as a complex (biological) system

Turnkey Tyranny

What happens with all the surveillance infastructure if the government changes?