Political Institutions

As a theme, Political Institutions explores political processes, the dynamics of policy-making and democratic procedures through the interplay between different levels (local, national and international) of these formal-legal entities. Taking into account the diversity of institutional approaches, our framework analysis focuses on understanding the nature and continuity of institutional change identifying the rules governing institutional dynamics.

These aspects nourish influential debate on how institutions manage or fail to produce effective and efficient governance of substantive issues that are of importance to political actors, representatives and citizens. The overarching goal is to create the conditions needed for accountability through the lens of institutional rules, design and structure.

The stability and adaptability of the democratic system of representation are of particular interest to this subfield that necessarily integrates new digital information technologies into its thinking. 

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