Political Creativity

Political Creativity intervenes in the lively debate over institutional change by showing how rules and roles are always subject to reconfiguration. Ever-present creative action is explored in many settings, from land boards in Botswana to civil rights in the US.

Political Creativity
Reconfiguring Institutional Order and Change

Edited by Gerald Berk, Dennis C. Galvan, and Victoria Hattam

2013 | 368 pages | Cloth $69.95
Political Science
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond Dualist Social Science: The Mangle of Order and Change

PART I. RELATIONALITY
Chapter 1. Processes of Creative Syncretism: Experiential Origins of Institutional Order and Change
—Gerald Berk and Dennis C. Galvan
Chapter 2. Ecological Explanation
—Chris Ansell
Chapter 3. Governance Architectures for Learning and Self-Recomposition in Chinese Industrial Upgrading
—Gary Herrigel, Volker Wittke, and Ulrich Voskamp
Chapter 4. Reconfiguring Industry Structure: Obama and the Rescue of the Auto Companies
—Steven Amberg

PART II. ASSEMBLAGE
Chapter 5. Animating Institutional Skeletons: The Contributions of Subaltern Resistance to the Reinforcement of Land Boards in Botswana
—Ato Kwamena Onoma
Chapter 6. Creating Political Strategy, Controlling Political Work: Edward Bernays and the Emergence of the Political Consultant
—Adam Sheingate
Chapter 7. Accidental Hegemony: How the System of National Accounts Became a Global Institution
—Yoshiko M. Herrera
Chapter 8. The Fluidity of Labor Politics in Postcommunist Transitions: Rethinking the Narrative of Russian Labor Quiescence
—Rudra Sil

PART III. TIME
Chapter 9. From Birmingham to Baghdad: The Micropolitics of Partisan Identification
—Victoria Hattam and Joseph Lowndes
Chapter 10. The Trouble with Amnesia: Collective Memory and Colonial Injustice in the United States
—Kevin Bruyneel
Chapter 11. Interest in the Absence of Articulation: Small Business and Islamist Parties in Algeria
—Deborah Harrold

Conclusion: An Invitation to Political Creativity

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments