Understanding the recent turn towards 'micro-moves' as a starting point, the project investigates what micro-observations mean for the analysis of institutional processes. The mundane practices of international institutions, such as producing documents and standardized knowledge, are subject to new forms of investigations by micro-focused researchers. The project is interested in the implications their findings will have for institutionalist research, for instance about membership in organizations or the character of negotiations. The project aims at generating new insights into the ontological foundations of institutions as well as epistemological implications for future research.
Keywords Micro-foundations; International Institutions; Documents