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Meeting at Grand Central : understanding the social and evolutionary roots of cooperation

Author: Lee Cronk; Beth L Leech
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Begins with a look at the ideas of Mancur Olson and George Williams, who shifted the question of why cooperation happens from an emphasis on group benefits to individual costs. This book then  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Cronk; Beth L Leech
ISBN: 9780691154954 0691154953
OCLC Number: 921659196
Description: XI, 246 s
Contents: Preface ix Chapter 1 Cooperation, Coordination, and Collective Action 1 * Box 1.1 Experimental Economic Games 15 Chapter 2 Adaptation: A Special and Onerous Concept 18 Chapter 3 The Logic of Logic, and Beyond 47 * Box 3.1 * Types of Groups 49 * Box 3.2 * Types of Goods 53 Chapter 4 Cooperation and the Individual 72 * Box 4.1 * The Reciprocity Bandwagon 75 * Box 4.2 * The Prisoner's Dilemma Game 79 Chapter 5 Cooperation and Organizations 101 Chapter 6 Meeting at Penn Station: Coordination Problems and Cooperation 124 * Box 6.1 * Coordination Games 150 Chapter 7 Cooperation Emergent 151 Chapter 8 Meeting at Grand Central 169 Notes 189 References 207 Index 23
Responsibility: Lee Cronk & Beth L. Leech

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