On Santesson-Wilson & Erlingsson’s “Reform”

A nice collection of essays summarizing the cutting edge political science institutional research on what drives political change. As a rather new-born economist, I can’t help thinking that research in political science often tends to become more of a narrative than a structured pursuit of knowledge – and that this sometimes (as was the case in a couple of the essays) makes the analysis a bit shallow. Some of the points were well taken, some conclusions – especially when connected to the historical evolution of the institutional framework of political rule – were very interesting and enlightening, whereas some essays were purely descriptive and in lack of analysis. Overall a nice collection of essays trying to summarize the institutional study of political change; it may be[come] a nice starting point for future research.