​From national policies to the most minute technical design standards, social rules are the constraints that make coordinated human activity possible. The Social Rules Project is an educational initiative at Harvey Mudd College that reveals how social rules, or “institutions,” shape our planet and our lives.

Stories of Change

Stories of Change

See how ordinary people are bringing about extraordinary changes in their communities.

Games of Governance

Games of Governance

Who says institutional analysis can’t be fun? Play Law of the Jungle to learn how social rules can help (or harm) tropical forests.

Research

Research

Dip your cup in the vast pool of research exploring how social rules affect the environment.