Critical junctures and institutional change

@inproceedings{Capoccia2015CriticalJA,
  title={Critical junctures and institutional change},
  author={Giovanni Capoccia},
  year={2015}
}
Critical juncture analysis is popular in comparative-historical analysis (CHA) since it provides tools for studying the political origins and reform of important institutional arrangements that exert a long-lasting influence on their social and political environment. This chapter clarifies a number of theoretical and conceptual issues, explores the strengths and weaknesses of the critical juncture approach, and proposes a methodological strategy for studying critical junctures in comparative… 
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