How is credibility related to intentionality (or agency)? What is Unintended Intentionality?

Endogeneity – as an important premise in Original Institutionalism– holds that institutional structure is not the result of intentional design by which institutions can be “wrongly” or “rightly” engineered. Instead, it emerges in an autonomous fashion resulting from actors’ incessant, multitudinous interactions. Put differently, although actors may have intentions, institutions spontaneously emerge as an unanticipated outcome of actors’ infinite bargaining and conflict; in effect, result from an endogenous, Unintended Intentionality.” See Peter Ho, “Who owns China’s housing? Endogeneity as a lens to understand ambiguities of urban and rural property“, Cities, 2017, Vol. 65, pp. 66-77.

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