Several years in the making, we are pleased to announce the official launch of The Social Rules Project, an initiative designed to make the concept of institutions more intuitive for students and the general public. This was created with help from over 100 students at six universities in southern California, and we would be delighted if you find it to be of value in your teaching and research.
At rulechangers.org, you will find a 10-minute animated film, an educational videogame on managing the commons in tropical forests, “institutional landscapes,” a Facebook discussion group, a teaching guide, and a sample chapter from Paul Steinberg’s new book, “Who Rules the Earth? How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives,” published by Oxford University Press. The book is geared toward general reading audiences, and has cover endorsements from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Christiana Figueres (head of the climate treaty), among others.