SOC 402 Prisoner's Dilemmna

SOC 402 Prisoner's Dilemmna - b. The prisoners' dilemma and...

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Suppose two thieves, A ad B, are caught by the police and placed in separate interrogation rooms. a. If both keep silent, both may serve small (A:2, B:2) i. If A accuses B, A may serve less time (A:1, B:10) ii. If B accuses A, B may serve less time (A:10, B:1) iii. If both accuse each other, they both serve a lot of time (A: 10, B: 10) iv. There a four possible outcomes:
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Unformatted text preview: b. The prisoners' dilemma and the problem of collective action 1. Lecture 9b: Bridging the Micro-Macro Divide - Part II: Problems of Collective Action - Mancur Olson (1932-1998) - When is Cooperation "Rational"? - Social solutions to Free-riding and Deflection Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:03 AM Class Notes Page 1...
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