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Cooperation, Coordination, and Collective Action

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book investigates a wide range of ideas, theories, and existing empirical research relevant to the study of the complex and diverse phenomenon of human cooperation. Issues relating to ... More


The Logic of Logic, and Beyond

Lee Cronk and Beth L. Leech

in Meeting at Grand Central: Understanding the Social and Evolutionary Roots of Cooperation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154954
eISBN:
9781400845484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154954.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines Mancur Olson's arguments, which he articulated in The Logic of Collective Action, and compares them with those of his supporters and detractors. It also reviews the social ... More


Thinking Collectively: Social Policy, Collective Action and the Common Good

Paul Spicker

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447346890
eISBN:
9781447346937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346890.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Thinking collectively is a book about the meaning, implications and value of collectivism in social policy. Collectivism is not a single, unitary idea; it covers a wide range of approaches that ... More


The Comparative Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Marius R. Busemeyer and Christine Trampusch

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

From a historical-institutionalist and firm-centered perspective, decisions on the division of labor between firms, associations, and the state in providing and financing skills are the core factor ... More


Political Institutions and the Origins of Collective Skill Formation Systems

Cathie Jo Martin

in The Political Economy of Collective Skill Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599431
eISBN:
9780191731518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599431.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter investigates the emergence of divergent collective vocational training systems in the early twentieth century and identifies how political structures mediated changing demands for skills ... More


Small state survival and proliferation in twentieth-century systems of collective security and global governance, 1919–2016

Matthias Maass

in Small States in World Politics: The Story of Small State Survival, 1648-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719082733
eISBN:
9781526132406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082733.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How did the small state fare in the 20th century? As it turns out, small states did remarkably well. Surprisingly enough, during the height of the Cold War small state proliferation doubled their ... More


Practical prescriptions for governing fragmented governments

William L Swann and Seo Young Kim

in Practical Lessons from Policy Theories

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781447359821
eISBN:
9781447359845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447359821.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter elaborates the Institutional Collective Action (ICA) framework, which has emerged as an analytical lens for understanding collaboration in fragmented governance. It reviews how ICA ... More


Rationality in Collective Action

Margaret Gilbert

in Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199970148
eISBN:
9780199369898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970148.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

Two senses of “collective action” are discussed in this paper. To begin, “collective action” is interpreted as a matter of people doing something together, and it is assumed that such collective ... More


Individuals and collective action

Paul Spicker

in Reclaiming individualism: Perspectives on public policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447309086
eISBN:
9781447310860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447309086.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There are reasons to be sceptical about whether it is possible to move from an individualist position to considering the interests of groups. The ‘impossibility theorem’ seems to imply that people ... More


Introduction: Strong Constitutions

Maxwell A. Cameron

in Strong Constitutions: Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987443
eISBN:
9780199346257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987443.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The separation of powers is linked to language and institutions. Collective action requires solutions to speech act problems. Constitutions provide solutions by separating the task of producing ... More


New Histories of Village Life at Crystal River

Thomas J. Pluckhahn and Victor D. Thompson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400356
eISBN:
9781683401018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400356.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The tension between competition and cooperation has emerged as a major topic of concern in the understanding of human societies. The dynamic is epitomized by societies undergoing the transition to ... More


Strategies for Distributed and Collective Action: Connecting the Dots

Martin Kornberger

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198864301
eISBN:
9780191896453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864301.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Strategy

The premise of this book is that the well-worn modes of collective action – from markets to hierarchies, from institutions to movements – provide a limited vocabulary to investigate, let alone invent ... More


Global Warming and Climate Change

Ramprasad Sengupta

in Ecological Limits and Economic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081654
eISBN:
9780199082407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081654.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter discusses the problem of global warming and climate change as one of global pollution with widest effects of global externality. It describes the characteristics of the green house gases ... More


Prejudice and (in)tolerance in Ulster

Neil Jarman

in Tolerance and Diversity In Ireland, North and South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097201
eISBN:
9781526103994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097201.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Northern Ireland is a contradictory society in which prejudice and tolerance exist as uneasy neighbours, but where expressions of intolerance dominate public and media perceptions of the norms of ... More


The individual and the collective

Paul Spicker

in Thinking Collectively: Social Policy, Collective Action and the Common Good

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447346890
eISBN:
9781447346937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346890.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The main individualist objection to collectivism is that group interests, and group action, are incompatible with the recognition of individual interests. The interests of individuals will always ... More


Government and collective action

Paul Spicker

in Thinking Collectively: Social Policy, Collective Action and the Common Good

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447346890
eISBN:
9781447346937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346890.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Government is a collective organisation of a special kind: governments set the terms on which other organisations operate. The authority of government to act depends on the constitutional framework. ... More


China’s “Cancer Villages”: The Social, Political, and Economic Contexts of Pollution

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Resigned Activism: Living with Pollution in Rural China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036320
eISBN:
9780262341097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036320.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 2 examines the emergence of China’s “cancer villages”—village-sized clusters of high cancer incidence—and their significance. It overviews how media accounts discursively shaped their social, ... More


Current EU Mechanisms to Confront Sovereign Insolvency: A Normative Analysis against the Benchmark of the UNCTAD Principles

Ignacio Tirado

in Sovereign Financing and International Law: The UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674374
eISBN:
9780191752315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674374.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

The financial crisis of the euro zone has sparked remarkable legal changes in the EU. An enhanced economic governance framework aimed at preventing future problems as well as a new crisis management ... More


Political agency

Lynn Dobson

in Supranational Citizenship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780719069529
eISBN:
9781781702154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069529.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Chapter 5 shows how and where citizenship fits into an account of the relationship between morality and politics. It claims that citizenship is the essential institutional link between individual ... More


Conclusion

Stephanie Ward

in Unemployment and the state in Britain: The means test and protest in 1930s south Wales and north-east England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086809
eISBN:
9781781705995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086809.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The conclusion explains the differences in the response to the means test in south Wales and the north-east of England and highlights the importance of place, topography and political culture. ... More


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