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The Possibility of Cooperation : Studies in Rationality and Social Change - Michael Taylor

The Possibility of Cooperation

Studies in Rationality and Social Change

By: Michael Taylor, Jon Elster (Editor), Gudmund Hernes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th October 1987
ISBN: 9780521339902
Number Of Pages: 220

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This book is a revised and expanded edition of the author's 'Anarchy and Cooperation', originally published with John Wiley. It offers a critique of the liberal theory of the state, focussing on a detailed study of cooperation in the absence of the state and of other kinds of coercion. The discussion includes an analysis of collective action and of the Prisoner's Dilemma supergame. It will be of interest to a range of readers in political and social philosophy and in economics.

Introduction: the problem of collective action
The prisoners' dilemma, chicken and other games in the provision of public goods
The two-person prisoners' dilemma supergame
The N-person prisoners' dilemma supergame
Altruism and superiority
The state
Epilogue: cooperation, the state and anarchy
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ISBN: 9780521339902
ISBN-10: 0521339901
Series: Studies in Rationality and Social Change
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 12th October 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.07  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.28

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