Are We All Playing the Same Game? The Economic Effects of Constitutions Depend on the Degree of Institutionalization

@article{Caruso2013AreWA,
  title={Are We All Playing the Same Game? The Economic Effects of Constitutions Depend on the Degree of Institutionalization},
  author={German Daniel Caruso and Carlos Scartascini and Mariano Tommasi},
  journal={Public Choice: Analysis of Collective Decision-Making eJournal},
  year={2013}
}
This paper addresses an important source of variation within democracies — the degree of institutionalization. The concept of institutionalization describes the extent to which politics takes place, and is believed to take place, via formal political institutions. Countries vary in their degree of institutionalization, hence, in the degree to which political actors pursue their goals via conventional politics or via “alternative political technologies”. This paper postulates that if politics is… 
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