Towards a Descriptive Typology of Informal Institutions and Practices

by Ágnes Kiss,

Despite increasing awareness of the impact of informal activities in shaping political outcomes, scientific interest did not work in favor of conceptual clarity, and there have been no entirely successful efforts to classify informal institutions or other types of informal phenomena. The primary objective of this study is to offer a new descriptive typology of informal institutions, based on two variables: the compatibility between formal and informal rules, and the impact of informal activities on the functioning of the formal system.

published in Vol 20 - No 1 -2020 // General issue
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