The Institutional Grammar Research Initiative (IGRI) convenes scholars from around the world who are interested in the study and practice of institutional analysis. Core foci of the IGRI are advancements to the rigor and applicability of the Institutional Grammar (Crawford & Ostrom 1995, Basurto et. al. 2010, Siddiki et. al. 2011, Frantz & Siddiki 2022) and the dissemination of knowledge related to research utilizing the Grammar in an accessible manner.
The IGRI and its activities are designed to support principles of Commons-Based Peer Production (CBPP), which encourage collaboration across sectors (public, private, non-profit) and emphasize the use of open, collaborative platforms and “Copyleft” licensing for engaging scholars with common intellectual interests in scientific problem-solving wherever they live, globally [for information on Copyleft licensing see here and here]. Consistent with these principles, the IGRI supports the development of open-source and open-access intellectual products, public accessibility to IGRI seminars, and broad dissemination of IGRI and related products.
IGRI affiliates are currently engaged in research that addresses one or more of the following themes.
IGRI affiliates participate in and host research meetings, actively seek external funding to support their research activities that align with the themes listed above, and disseminate their research to academic and practitioner communities.
The IGRI represents an outgrowth of the National Science Foundation’s Research Coordination Network (RCN) grant “Coordinating and Advancing Analytical Approaches for Policy Design” (award #: 1917908). RCN funds have supported numerous publications and projects by IGRI affiliates and have played a critical role in advancing the study of the Institutional Grammar. You can learn more about the grant here.
The work of the IGRI is also made possible by the Center for Policy Design and Governance and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, which provide staff support to IGRI affiliates and the directorate. You can learn more about the Center for Policy Design and Governance here.