IGRI Working Groups
IGRI Working Groups bring together scholars and practitioners around a shared interest related to the development and application of the Institutional Grammar. The Working Groups are an opportunity to share research, provide and receive feedback, and collaborate on projects. Working Group participants are additionally encouraged to present their work at relevant IGRI events, such as the research seminars and the virtual conference. The IGRI provides logistical and coordination support to the Working Groups, but otherwise the Working Groups are independently organized and managed by their respective members.
Prospective Working Groups can include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
- Challenges and Critiques of the Institutional Grammar — addressing responses to the IG and alternative approaches
- Teaching the Institutional Grammar — exploring pedagogical approaches to introducing students to the IG
- Constitutive Rules — advancing the analysis of constitutive rules
- Informal Rules — studying informal rules with the IG
If you are interested in setting up a Working Group, please contact IGRI Coordinator Davor Mondom.
Active IGRI Working Groups
The grammar of rules-in-use: Collecting and analyzing institutional statements from in-depth qualitative interviews, focus groups, and participant observation
This group will focus on discussing the design of efficient tools for collecting rules-in-use from ethnographic research, including in-depth interviews, focus groups, or participant observation. The goal is to create a protocol for collecting and later using the grammar to codify rules-in-use. The specific objectives are:
1) Share experiences in collecting rules-in-use
2) Design the elements of an interview/focus group guide to correctly collect institutional statements, maximizing the number of grammar elements and minimizing the need to use “by default” conditions.
3) Discuss rewards and sanctions in rules, norms, and strategies (direct, emotional, and tangible consequences).
4) Design an open access protocol for collecting and analyzing institutional statements from qualitative ethnographic research.
A frequency of bi-monthly meetings is anticipated. Most meetings will be virtual, but opportunities for face-to-face meetings will be used. Activities will include participating in the online meetings, sharing experiences, and collaboratively creating the protocol for the study of rules-in-use. The protocol will be open access and co-authored by all members of this working group who actively participated in the meetings and writing of the protocol.
Host: Irene Pérez Ibarra, University of Zaragoza, Spain
The Institutional Grammar in Spanish
The goal of this working group is to adapt the Institutional Grammar 2.0 to the Spanish language and Hispanic contexts. In this group we will discuss how best to translate the grammatical elements into Spanish, for example the deontics and the aims verbs. The final goal is to prepare an introduction to institutional grammar (undergraduate level) in Spanish. This document will be useful for students and researchers who are dealing with the Institutional Grammar for the first time.
A frequency of bi-monthly meetings is anticipated. Most meetings will be virtual, but opportunities for face-to-face meetings will be used.
Co-hosts: Irene Pérez Ibarra and Alicia Tenza Peral, University of Zaragoza, Spain
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