What is the difference between institutions and organizations? Is there even any need for a distinction? A simple definition makes the need for both concepts clear:
Organizations are collectives whose members mobilize diverse resources toward a... continue reading
Online communities are high-throughput laboratories for governance change and innovation. Elinor Ostrom's idea of institutional diversity, that sustainable resource governance requires a diversity of governance forms and approaches, is well... continue reading
As a self-governing institution grows, it becomes a target for elite capture. Sortition, or governance by lottery, is a mechanism displacing elites and for preserving democratic rule. A large legislature with randomly appointed representatives, or... continue reading
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