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Institutional Grammar: Foundations and Applications for Institutional Analysis

Saba Siddiki, Christopher K. Frantz

Palgrave Macmillan, January 2022


This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the Institutional Grammar (IG), an approach for analysing the design of institutions. To lay the foundation for the application of the “Grammar” for different application areas, the book first provides a background of the IG, before motivating the introduction of an updated version of the Institutional Grammar, called the Institutional Grammar 2.0 that aims at representing institutions more comprehensively and with greater validity.

The book then turns to applications and introduces methodological guidance alongside expositions of emerging analytical applications of the “Grammar” that include presentations of current practice, as well as developing novel analytical opportunities that analysts of diverse disciplinary backgrounds and interest can apply or build upon for their application.