Two Contrasting Perspectives on Institutional Transplantation

  • Martin De Jong
  • Virginie Mamadouh
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It is tempting to look across the state border and claim that promising policy solutions developed elsewhere should be introduced on domestic soil. Policy transfer is not a new phenomenon, though. Already in the 1870s and 1880s during the Meiji restoration in Japan, conscious efforts were undertaken to imitate and emulate organisational and institutional exemplars in existence in Western powers. This emulation, it was hoped, would help face the consequences of industrialisation and turn Japan into a modern state (Westney, 1987).


Host Country Institutional Design Informal Institution Donor Country Transplantation Process 
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