Neoinstitutionalism and world society theory: Global-local entanglements

Ali Qadir (Editor)

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Challenging rational-choice and functionalist theories of society and organizational life, sociological neoinstitutionalist approaches have had great success in explaining similarities across world society. World society theory, in particular, stresses the role of culture, maintaining that institutions shape and limit the understanding of options open to actors. Empirical and theoretical accounts have focused on the role of intergovernmental and international nongovernmental organizations in shaping world culture. Recent scholarship has developed these approaches to also account for apparent local variations, domestication of global trends, and travels of ideas. The aim of this special issue is to contribute to extending world society theory by attending more closely to the local-global interface.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes
Publication typeC2 Edited book


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