CFP: WINIR Conference: Institutions & Human Behavior – Boston, MA

World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research

The World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR) invites papers for its Sept. 2-5, 2016, conference on Institutions and Human Behavior.

It is now widely accepted that institutions, broadly defined as systems of established social rules, play a major role in explaining human behaviour. Although scholars generally agree that institutions coordinate human behavior and to a certain extent mold it into recognizable patterns, there is much less consensus regarding the precise mechanisms involved. We also have yet to fully understand the ways in which alternative rule systems and behavioral patterns emerge, persist and evolve to create our complex social systems.

Theoretical and empirical research into these important topics needs to draw on insights from multiple academic disciplines, including anthropology, economics, ethnology, history, human geography, law, linguistics, management, philosophy, politics, psychology and sociology.

Deadline: March 11, 2016. Abstract submissions from any discipline and theoretical approach are welcome. Go to: All submissions must be explicitly about institutions (or organisations) and/or institutional thought.

About the author

Reference Librarian, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University