Institutions are the way we organise ourselves. But the modes of description by which we classify these institutional designs are too lean. This is the subject of a new book by Raul Lejano, Associate Professor, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and adjunct professor at the Institute of Water Policy.
The book, A Phenomenology of Institutions, argues that our typologies for institutions often come up short vis-à-vis the richness of institutional life in the real world. Take the example of water management in China, which is evolving in institutional reform. What if the system in China is evolving into something unique?
Raul Lejano is an associate professor at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and adjunct professor at the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.