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Meeting at Penn Station: Coordination Problems and Cooperation

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/9780691154954.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses coordination problems in relation to cooperation. Coordination problems are essentially problems of information: although people would benefit from coordinating their ... More


Private Sector Involvement and International Financial Crises: An Analytical Perspective

Michael Chui and Prasanna Gai

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199267750
eISBN:
9780191602504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267758.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book offers an analytical perspective on the policy debate on the design and reform of the international financial architecture. It stresses the role played by coordination problems in the ... More


Fertility and Social Interaction: An Economic Perspective

Hans-Peter Kohler

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244591
eISBN:
9780191596544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244596.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Considerable controversy exists among demographers, economists, and sociologists over the causes of fertility change in developing and developed countries. The neoclassical economic approach to ... More


Conclusions

Peter Flaschel and Alfred Greiner

in Flexicurity Capitalism: Foundations, Problems, and Perspectives

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751587
eISBN:
9780199932825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751587.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The conclusions summarize the main results. In particular, neither the Marx' reserve army mechanism nor mass unemployment as a disciplining device, as in Kalecki's work, are necessary for the ... More


Fertility Decline as a Coordination Problem

Hans‐Peter Kohler

in Fertility and Social Interaction: An Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244591
eISBN:
9780191596544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244596.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter is devoted to the role of social networks for the selection of equilibria in situations in which fertility decline constitutes a coordination problem. We show that the effect of networks ... More


Applications

Michael Suk-Young Chwe

in Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158280
eISBN:
9781400846436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158280.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter begins by considering the question of how cultural practices such as rituals and ceremonies constitute power. It then discusses how rituals work; generating common knowledge through eye ... More


Can Organizational Mechanisms Solve Minority Group Coordination Problems? Logic, Lessons, and Evidence from Legislative Caucuses in the American States

Kristin Kanthak and George A. Krause

in The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the use of legislative member organizations, or caucuses, as catalysts for the type of coordination that was shown in the previous chapter to be beneficial for minority group ... More


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


Coordination Dilemmas and The Critical Mass Problem: Differentiating Colleague Valuation Between Incumbents and Challengers in the U.S. Senate

Kristin Kanthak

in The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 5 explores the reasons behind, and potential solutions for, asymmetric tokenism. The chapter shows that minority group members face a coordination problem when their group size grows to a ... More


The Political Economy of International Cooperation

Lisa L. Martin

in Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130522
eISBN:
9780199867363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130529.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Over the past 15 years, the field of international relations has produced a great deal of work on international cooperation and international institutions. This work has immediate relevance for ... More


The Organizational Foundations of Democratic Representation

Kristin Kanthak

in The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter concludes the book and provides some closing thoughts. The chapter explains how the results in the book indicate that the link between descriptive and substantive representation may not ... More


The Diversity Paradox: Parties, Legislatures, and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

Kristin Kanthak and George Krause

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199891726
eISBN:
9780199933433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199891726.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

“From the Iraqi Parliament to the U.S. House of Representatives, policymakers and scholars alike have long argued that it is critical that the composition of elected assemblies represent the ... More


Law as Coordination

John Finnis

in Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580088
eISBN:
9780191729409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter responds to Joseph Raz's response to the discussion of law's moral authority, particularly to his claim that it begged the question (argued in a vicious circle). But it does so by ... More


Gender, Coordination Problems, and Coordination Games

Cailin O'Connor

in The Origins of Unfairness: Social Categories and Cultural Evolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198789970
eISBN:
9780191880124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789970.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter opens with a brief discussion of gender and gendered division of labor. A general discussion follows of what coordination problems are and the models used to represent them–coordination ... More


Sunspot-Based Models

Michael Chui and Prasanna Gai

in Private Sector Involvement and International Financial Crises: An Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199267750
eISBN:
9780191602504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267758.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Articulates second-generation (sunspot) models of financial crisis, and highlights the important role of coordination problems in these models. The seminal currency crisis model of Obstfeld (1996) ... More


The logical unsolvability of the Gettier problem

Luciano Floridi

in The Philosophy of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199232383
eISBN:
9780191594809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232383.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter eliminates a potential obstacle towards an informational analysis of knowledge. In the last decades, epistemology has been largely confined to the tripartite account of propositional, ... More


Language Conventions Made Simple *

Ruth Garret Millikan

in Language: A Biological Model

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284764
eISBN:
9780191603167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284768.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The conventionality of natural language is captured in much simpler terms than David Lewis’s, displaying its continuity with more rudimentary conventions involving neither coordinations, regular ... More


The Mixing Problem: Purification and Conjectures

Herbert Gintis

in The Bounds of Reason: Game Theory and the Unification of the Behavioral Sciences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160849
eISBN:
9781400851348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160849.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Economic theory stresses that a proposed mechanism for solving a coordination problem assuming self-regarding agents is plausible only if it is incentive compatible: each agent should find it in his ... More


Coordination Capacity

Kai Wegrich and Vid Štimac

in The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State: Governance Challenges and Administrative Capacities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198716365
eISBN:
9780191784880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716365.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Coordination capacity is a key precondition for governments to address complex governance challenges. While governments have attempted to improve their coordination capacity in various reform waves ... More


Law's Authority and Social Theory's Predicament

John Finnis

in Philosophy of Law: Collected Essays Volume IV

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580088
eISBN:
9780191729409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580088.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores a central enterprise of legal theory: the explanation and justification of law's presumptive moral authority. Section I shows that Raz's rejection of it rests on an unwarranted ... More


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