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Topic 7 Solidarity - What is solidarity stickiness of a group indicators resources(time energy etc individuals invest Rational Egoist Explanations

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6/14/11 What is solidarity? stickiness of a group indicators – resources (time, energy, etc.) individuals invest
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6/14/11 Rational Egoist Explanations of Solidarity Begins with question: Why do people join/form groups? Commitment to Group A determined by weighing costs & benefits of getting something through to create solidary groups: give members what they want at the lowest cost
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6/14/11 Rational egoism continued Two determinants of solidarity Extensiveness of group obligations Probability that folks comply with obligations
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6/14/11 Obligations Why do groups have obligations? Why are there differences between Maximum level of obligations member dependence Members will not “pay” more than good is worth Minimum level of obligations how much it costs group to produce the good.
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Compliance with Obligations What makes folks comply with obligations? group’s ability to monitor and sanction
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course SOCY 101 taught by Professor Simpson during the Fall '07 term at South Carolina.

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Topic 7 Solidarity - What is solidarity stickiness of a group indicators resources(time energy etc individuals invest Rational Egoist Explanations

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