Political Economy After the Crisis. Michael Woolcock Week 4 February 20, 2014. Overview. My week Four questions on growth, institutions, the crisis, and economics (social science): Why do we care about economic growth? Why do institutions matter for growth?
February 20, 2014
Social theory points beyond the narrower (if more technical) analyses of game theory -- “how the players play particular games” -- to “why those games, and not others, arise in the first place, why some players, and not others, get to play, how rules of engagement shift . . . and how players acquire the resources -- both tangible and intangible -- with which to play.”
Xavier de Souza Briggs (2008: 22) Democracy as Problem Solving