For more information, see “An Endogenous Theory of Property Rights: Opening the Black Box of Institutions”, Journal of Peasant Studies, 2016, Vol.  43., No. 6, pp. 1121-1144

An impression on the CSI checklist:

Table 2. Credibility scales and intervention (CSI) checklist

Credibility level/trend


Institutional intervention Desired effect


High Condoning Accepting praxis by non-intervention
Medium high Co-opting Formalizing what is done
Neutral Facilitating Supporting what needs to be done
Medium low Prohibiting Dictating what shall not be done
Low Ordaining Commanding what must be done