The “Institutional Entrepreneur”

“The true object of politics is to create the institutions which, by being internalised by individuals, most facilitates their accession to their individual autonomy and their effective participation in all forms of explicit power existing in society” – Cornelius Castoriadis.

“New institutions arise when organised actors with sufficient resources see in them an opportunity to realise interests that they value highly….  [Institutional Entrepreneurs] create a whole new system of meaning that ties the functioning of disparate sets of institutions together” – DiMaggio

By these statements I am happy to identify as an “Institutional Entrepreneur”. Thanks to Dr. David Brunkhorst of Armidale (NSW Aust) for alerting me, during a recent meeting, to the difference between Organisation Theory and Institutional Theory.

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2 Responses to The “Institutional Entrepreneur”

  1. Dear friends,
    I write you from «Las Indias Cooperative Group» http://grupolasindias.coop a group of cooperatives based in Bilbao (Basque Country, Spain) and Montevideo (Uruguay). We discovered your blog through our common friend Kevin Carson and we are interested in getting in touch with you in order to promote transnational projects related with cooperative and mutualist culture.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dear Friend – I have been “off screen” for a long time, so didn’t notice this reply. I am happy to have regular contact if you are still active. Best wishes.

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