Unformatted text preview: Poly Sci 21A • Politics – resolution of differences • Understanding politics = understanding collective action • Politics - Understanding collective action about distribution of goods and values in society • Ex: 3 friends wanting to see a movie but each at a different time… collective action problem. Solution: only 1 guy with car, offers to go at a time or not… But the guy who wants to go at midnight as free tickets for the midnight viewing… Last guy says its his turn to pick… Collective action problem • Ex 2: 3 Friends want to go to lunch… 1 wants to have fish tacos, 1 wants thai food, the 3 rd wants pizza. How to resolve? One solution: all get food separately and get together. But this is subverting the collective intent so it’s not a good solution. Someone has to make a compromise, they have to give up a little bit of what they want to get something else. Ex: give up fish tacos but get to eat out with 2 friends. They can fight for it. Or whoever has car can decide. Or give them incentives, ex: you will pay or offer bargains or deals. for it....
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- Spring '09
- Government, collective action, Dick Cheney, Institution Institution