Lecture 3-15-2007

Lecture 3-15-2007 - Political Science 104 March 15, 2007...

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Political Science 104 March 15, 2007 California just moved state presidential primary to feb. 5 th “Frontloading” of presidential primaries o Require more advance fundraising. Organizations Creating and maintaining an organization costs money, which somebody has to pay o Time invested in communicating, organizing o Time invested in participation o Monetary Costs The “free rider” problem: we want the benefits, but would prefer not to pay the costs Free Riders Public vs. Private Goods o Public (or collective) good: once you produce it, you cannot restrict who utilizes it Clean environment National Defense Public Television Street Light Private Good: Goods whose distribution can be controlled When Will Groups Organize When will the benefits outweigh the costs? Characteristics that make organization more likely o When the product/goal is not a collective good o When the group is small and homogenous When the participants are less sensitive to costs
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Lecture 3-15-2007 - Political Science 104 March 15, 2007...

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