Constitutional Political Economy

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 13–29 | Cite as

An Evolutionary Theory of Collective Action: Schumpeterian Entrepreneurship for the Common Good

  • Stephan Kuhnert


This paper presents the foundations of a dynamictheory of collective action. Firstly, the role of public entrepreneursin processes of institutional development is characterized. Secondly,the protagonists of social change are analyzed in regard to theirmotivation, strategic options, levels of action, and specificcapabilities. A new perspective on successful collective actionis opened up.

entrepreneurship collective action innovation evolution institutions 


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  • Stephan Kuhnert
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  1. 1.Workshop in Political Theory and Policy AnalysisIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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