The Credibility Scales and Intervention (CSI) Checklist gives an overview of existing levels of credibility that can be linked to possible policies, ranging from intervention to non-intervention. The CSI checklist can thus assist policymakers in becoming aware of, and better reviewing, their opportunities and constraints. These measures vary from:
(1) Ordaining, or commanding what must be done;
(2) Prohibiting, or dictating what cannot be done;
(3) Facilitating, or supporting what needs to be done;
(4) Co-opting, or formalizing what is done;
(5) Condoning, or accepting daily praxis.
More info: “An Endogenous Theory of Property Rights: Opening the Black Box of Institutions”, Journal of Peasant Studies, 2016, 43/6: 1121-44. For applications: Fan et al., 2019; Sun and Ho, 2018; Arvanitidis and Papagianitsis, 2020.
Credibility scales and intervention (CSI) checklist
|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|