This contribution to the Symposium in honor of Professor Neil Komesar's pathbreaking work on comparative institutional analysis addresses one question: what is the relevance of comparative institutional analysis to a world based on networks of individuals often operating across institutions or working to create new institutions? After a review of the context for Komesar's work and an appreciation of 'Komesar's Razor,' the author addresses this key question in the context of three contemporary debates: international intellectual property reform, same-sex marriage, and reform of health care delivery and finance in the United States. The main conclusion is that Komesar's work provides an important starting point for addressing institutions in a world of networks.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Wisconsin Law Review|
|State||Published - 2013|
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