collective action

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collective action

organized action by a group to promote its interests. See also FREE RIDER.
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More specifically, the analysis reveals that while contemporary anticorruption reforms are based on a conceptualization of corruption as a principal-agent problem, in thoroughly corrupt settings, corruption rather resembles a collective action problem.
There is less agreement, however, on what kind of collective action problem is it.
There is less agreement, however, on whatkindof collective action problem is it.
The collective action problem used to bother me, but for foolish reasons.
Part III introduces an alternative, innovative ex post version of the rule, presents the potential advantages and disadvantages of this version, and raises the more serious collective action problem that manifests itself in this version.
One of the issues that came to the fore is the classic collective action problem that specific members try to create exclusive benefits that compromise the collective benefits (Ostrom & Ostrom, 1977).
The list of examples belonging to the former category is admittedly much longer, but this should not be surprising, since it is a well-known and well-understood fact that overcoming the collective action problem is much easier for roving bandits than for aspiring market entrepreneurs (Olson, [1965] 1971).
The fact that useful gossip is a public good seems to create a second-order collective action problem in which each has an incentive to listen but never to talk about instances of other people following or flouting socially useful norms.
After all, fighting corruption, like tackling climate change or tax evasion, represents a classic collective action problem.
And in each case, African governments and the wider international community are failing to put in place the multilateral rules needed to combat what is a global collective action problem," it said.
states" can be fairly ranked as a collective action problem.
It explores the relationship between the three in the context of Cyprus and identifies Cypriot society as one that first and foremost results in what can be called a collective action problem, hampering reform, an outcome of poor levels of trust, of corruption and of a poor quality of government," the press release said.

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