The New Economic, Sociological and Historical Institutionalisms in Social Policy

  • José G. Vargas-Hernández
  • Victor Manuel Castillo-Girón
Part of the Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy book series (PEPP)


The objective of this chapter is to outline a framework that allows for the sociological, economic and historical analysis of the institutional welfare system used to design and implement social policy programmes. Methodological and theoretical frameworks are useful when it comes to deciding the kind of empirical research to be carried out and making sense of the institutions and organizations (I&Os) in charge of policy practices in more specific and concrete situations.


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  • José G. Vargas-Hernández
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  • Victor Manuel Castillo-Girón
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  1. 1.University Center for Economic and Managerial SciencesUniversity of GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico

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