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Recap: Challenges to collective action/self-governing What keeps us from reaching decisions together easily? Process may be difficult, particularly if we are a big group. Coordination of efforts Role of self-interest and short term gain versus public interest and long-term gain. Also some other costs… Costs of collective action Collective action offers participants benefits they cannot achieve on
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Unformatted text preview: their own. o Participation may require some cost. The key: design a system that will achieve the benefits of collective action while minimizing its costs. Costs may be material-but they can be shared and thus minimized individually. o Tax payments funding road construc...
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2010 for the course POLS 1101 taught by Professor Cann during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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