What Is an Institution

@article{Searle2007WhatIA,
  title={What Is an Institution},
  author={J. Searle},
  journal={Voprosy Economiki},
  year={2007},
  volume={8},
  pages={5-27}
}
  • J. Searle
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology
  • Voprosy Economiki
The author claims that an institution is any collectively accepted system of rules (procedures, practices) that enable us to create institutional facts. These rules typically have the form of X counts as Y in C, where an object, person, or state of affairs X is assigned a special status, the Y status, such that the new status enables the person or object to perform functions that it could not perform solely in virtue of its physical structure, but requires as a necessary condition the… Expand
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