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“It is not the organs – that is, the character and form of the animal’s bodily parts – that have given rise to its habits and particular structures. It is the habits and manner of life and the conditions in which its ancestors lived that have in the course of time fashioned its bodily form, its organs and qualities.” – Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829, attributed)

The RECOLAND project aims to engage in, and further the debate on the role of institutional function in lieu of institutional form in terms of tenure security, transparency, democracy or level of privatization. It is felt that there is still a need to advance the thinking on “institutional functionalism”, or as Chang once stated:

“Another big problem that dogs the current orthodox literature on institutions and development is its inability to clearly distinguish between the forms and functions of institutions.” – Ha-Joon Chang 2008.

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