Political Science | Impirical Theory & Methodology
Y673 | 13673 | Myint

Topic: Institutional Entrepreneurship in Changing Orders

NOTE:  This class meets at 513 N. Park

The study of changing human orders is fundamentally
concerned with the study of the changes of human behaviors, choices,
cultures, knowledge, rule, values, and ecological exigencies that
govern human interactions.  As we entered into the twenty-first
century, institutional order of the world is in rapid
transformation. In all layers of human governance  global,
transnational, international, national, sub-national, local,
neighborhood, and household  the ways in which human individuals
and groups interact and organize governance processes are changing
overtime.  The fundamental question this course address is: how do
societal changes shape orders of human societies and how do
individuals and groups struggle with changing orders?  In addressing
this question, a substantial focus will be placed on the role of
institutional entrepreneurship which is defined in this course as
the art and science of understanding and conducting human
interactions. As societies face to reconstitute changing orders,
both analysts and practitioners struggle to understand driving
forces of the dynamics of societal changes. This course aims at
investigating driving forces of societal changes.  Students will be
acquainted with the literature addressing societal changes that have
transformative consequences on orders of human societies.   The
course will closely investigate theoretical interpretations and
empirical evidences of dynamics of institutional entrepreneurship
and changing orders. As such, participants in the course will learn
multiple theories, frameworks, methods, research designs, and models
that attempt to explain and predict human orders.