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Arbitral Functions and Constitutive Rules
The Background of Social Reality
It is nowadays widely recognized that constitutive rules play a key role in social ontology. Their definitional character is the primary source of the meaning of every rule-based activity, but what can ensure the persistence of this activity? The most common reply found in literature is to rely on social acceptance; even though this is certainly true, it is nonetheless not sufficient to explain what happens in breakdown situations, i.e. when by following constitutive rules institutions end updoi:10.1007/978-94-007-5600-7_12 fatcat:y3im7iqubrgjpo5kitdvmkimie