As the initial assessment of the two cases indicated, there is a need to rethink how processes leading up to sudden breakdowns in cooperation are studied. If we depart from static assumptions regarding institutional effects and actors preferences, different tools are needed to capture the social dynamics that explain institutional change. This point gains further weight in light of the conceptualization of agents and institutions in processual terms as fleshed out in the preceding chapter. How can these conceptualizations be put into practice to produce wellgrounded explanations of particular institutional outcomes?1