Jessop B, 2001, "Institutional re(turns) and the strategic - relational approach" Environment and Planning A 33(7) 1213 – 1235
Download citation data in RIS format
Institutional re(turns) and the strategic - relational approach
Received 22 October 1999; in revised form 25 November 2000
Abstract. The author distinguishes and comments on three different forms of the institutional turn: thematic, methodological, and ontological. He argues that there is a wide range of institutional turns that have been undertaken for quite different theoretical, empirical, and policy-related reasons; and suggests that the returns from any given institutional turn are by no means guaranteed to be positive. The different senses in which 'institutions matter' are explored and the need to contextualize the institutional turn, both at more macro and at more microlevels, is also emphasized. One way of undertaking this contextualization is through the 'strategic - relational approach' with its concern with both the structural and the strategic dimensions of a contextualized institutional analysis. As well as presenting the approach in general terms, the author also illustrates its relevance to the spatiotemporal dimensions of institutional analysis. Eight broad conclusions about the institutional turn are presented.
Full-text PDF size: 184 Kb
References 82 references, 13 with DOI links ()
Your computer (IP address: 22.214.171.124) has not been recognised as being on a network authorised to view the full text or references of this article. This content is part of our deep back archive. If you are a member of a university library that has a subscription to the journal, please contact your serials librarian (subscriptions information).