Historical institutionalism and new dimensions of agency: bankers, institutions and the 2008 financial crisis

Bell, Stephen (2017) Historical institutionalism and new dimensions of agency: bankers, institutions and the 2008 financial crisis. Political Studies, . doi:10.1177/0032321716675884


Author Bell, Stephen
Title Historical institutionalism and new dimensions of agency: bankers, institutions and the 2008 financial crisis
Journal name Political Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0032-3217
1467-9248
Publication date 2017-01-18
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0032321716675884
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 16
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract This article argues that historical institutionalism has bifurcated into two competing accounts: one focused on institutional stasis and the other on change. A more encompassing theory that accounts for both processes is constructed using a more detailed account of agency – one that utilises key inputs from cognitive and social psychology. This can better account for the conditions under which institutional constraint or change occurs and is used to explain the variable behaviour of bankers in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.
Keyword Historical institutionalism
Agency
Cognitive psychology
Banking crisis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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