When do institutional transfers work? the relation between institutions, culture and the transplant effect: The case of Borno in north-eastern Nigeria

Titel in Übersetzung: Funktionsweise von institutionelle Transfers. Der Zusammenhang zwischen Institutionen, Kultur und dem Transplant Effekt am Fall von Bornu im Nordosten Nigerias

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    Abstract

    Little is known of why institutional transfers have been largely disappointing. Berkowitz et al. (2001) have argued that because of what they call the transplant effect, imported law lacks effectiveness unless there is an initial level of familiarity or the imported law is successfully adapted to local legal norms. Yet history shows that institutional transfers are possible: Why have some countries been more successful than others in importing foreign institutions?
    The paper introduces a framework for the analysis of the transplant effect, which is based on institutional economics. In the second part we investigate the case of Borno State in northeastern Nigerian where institutions transferred during colonial rule and upon independence have been largely ineffective. In the case of Borno, the lack of a European educated bureaucratic class, low commitment of the political leadership, generally low levels of education and urbanization contributed to the low effectiveness of imported institutions.
    Titel in ÜbersetzungFunktionsweise von institutionelle Transfers. Der Zusammenhang zwischen Institutionen, Kultur und dem Transplant Effekt am Fall von Bornu im Nordosten Nigerias
    OriginalspracheEnglisch
    Seiten (von - bis)371-397
    Seitenumfang27
    FachzeitschriftJournal of Institutional Economics
    Jahrgang10
    Ausgabenummer3
    Frühes Online-Datum29 Jan. 2014
    DOIs
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Sep. 2014

    ÖFOS 2012

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