Crafting the Institutions for a Problem-Solving Society

  • Sujai Shivakumar


How do we bring constitutional governance to practice? In what ways can citizens exercise their creativity to better realize their own wellbeing along with that of others? What roles do civic entrepreneurs play in this regard, and what promotes and channels their endeavors? This chapter tries to answer these questions in setting out an institutionally robust approach to development.


Collective Action Constitutional Level Collective Choice Spontaneous Order State Governance 
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  1. 7.
    In fact, little can be said empirically about the relationship between decentralization and growth. As the World Bank (2003) concludes, “From this point of view, the design of decentralization becomes the key factor in determining whether policies will lead to the efficiency linked to higher growth, exacerbate the deficits and instability connected to lower growth, or simply become mired in institutional constraints.” See

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