To the theory of institutional fields: General concept
Kroopkin P. L.
The article discusses social institutes from the social nominalism point of view. It introduces a concept of institutional field of a society, considers interaction of institutes both between themselves and with centers of power, highlights specific features of a society, which institutional field is not consistent with its legal system. Among the latest are: abuse, arbitrariness and violence of officials, deficit of legitimation of the governing bodies, inefficient use of qualified staff in bureaucracy, image of “true” legislation as something ideal and not achievable in real life, legal nihilism.
Key words: Social Institutes, Behavior Patterns, Institutional Theory, Sovereignty, Legislation, Reform Process, Revolution.
Text in Russian: http://modernity-centre.org/2010/10/28/kroopkin-116/