Any discussion of sustainable prosperity must address the political and institutional dimensions of transition. We explore both the grand narratives of political legitimacy and also the implications of these narratives at the micro-level. Our work understands governance as the way in which rules and actions are produced, sustained and regulated. Our research then examines the challenge of governance in the face of constrained resources. At the micro-level, we explore grassroots initiatives for change. We work with enterprise and civil society to see how alternative ownership and incentive structures can deliver a more sustainable prosperity. For further details about our politics and institutions research stream, please have a look at our theme page.