POLS - 21 - InsidetheState InstitutionalDesign

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Inside the State 19/01/2010 11:28:00 Institutional Design  The Expanding Functions of the Modern State  Repressive Economic/Regulatory Social Welfare Education – universal public education Ideological – promoter of ideas and values Why Does the State Grow?  Capitalism and Commerce Logic of Democracy – “rising expectations” and “bidding up” by parties –  rising set of demands on public officials Logic of Bureaucracy – it gets bigger as state grows Increasing Extractive Capacity – more taxes=more activity – more resources  to respond to rising demands How States are Configured – choosing institutions - defining the rules of the  game  How do you know institution when you see one? - Recognized patterns of behaviour to accomplish identifiable purposes –  Johnson pg. 20 - Rules and procedures that structure social interaction by constraining and 
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