chapter  8
Conclusion
WithRyhor Nizhnikau
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This chapter discusses a revised solution to externally induced institutional change, which relies on the ability of non-state stakeholders to acquire power and form coalitions to re-write rules and monitor their enforcement. It places the theoretical and empirical findings into a broader literature debate on institutions and the key sources of institutional change. It points out that institutional change is dynamic and derives from slow-moving changes in culture. It identifies the efficiency of process-oriented strategy in inducing change in its reliance on the broader society. Finally, it suggests that a theory of change should thus ideally combine both accounts to investigate the interplay between the current allocation of political and economic power and the evolution of culture. The policy implications conclude the chapter.