Principles and Practice Readins

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Principles and Practice of American Politics 1-1 Designing Institutions by: Olson When members work together to reach a collective goal If small contributions will hardly affect success, many fail to contribute Free-Riding: leave others the burden of supplying collective good Group Theory: in groups people will looks out for their own self-interest 1-2 Tragedy of the Commons by: Hardin There are already public goods, that we don’t want to be destroyed or exploited (natural resources being misused) Because public goods are freely available, members of the community will be tempted to overly consume them—to overfish, to overuse national parks, to pollute public water or air—even as they realize their behavior and then of their neighbors is destroying the goods. Hardin emphasizes that tragedy of the commons is becoming a more pressing concern as the population increases Need to tax/make it cheaper to not pollute Tragedy of the commons affects public goods’ conservation , not production 1-3 Prosperous Community by Putnam Social capital refers to features of social organizations, such as networks, norms and trust that facilitate coordination and cooperation Deals with tragedy of the commons and building trust our neighbors will follow through on their commitments, then we are more likely to do the same and we
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