Book reviews: Institutional change, workers and welfare, the rise of the unelected
In the current issue of Governance (23.4, October 2010), Jennifer Widner reviews Explaining Institutional Change: Ambiguity, Agency and Power, edited by James Mahoney and Kathleen Thelen — a collection of “thoughtful theoretical essays . . . and lively and interesting case studies” about institutional change. Read the review. Kathleen Bruhn reviews Workers and Welfare: Comparative Institutional Change in Twentieth Century Mexico by Michelle Dion: “an insightful and original analysis of the development of social insurance policies in Mexico.” Read the review. And Adriejan van Veen reviews The Rise of the Unelected: Democracy and the New Separation of Powers by Frank Vibert: “a strong picture of the recent rise of an entire branch of unelected institutions.” Read the review.