The possibility of cooperation

Michael Taylor

This 1987 book offers a critique of the liberal theory of the state, focusing 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 Prisoners' Dilemma supergame. It is a revised and expanded edition of the author's classic work of rational choice theory Anarchy and Cooperation, originally published with John Wiley in 1976. The analysis has been recast and developed here to make it more accessible to non-mathematical readers and to provide a more comprehensive and self-contained treatment of the theory of collective action. The book will be of interest to a range of readers in political and social philosophy and in economics.

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[目次]

  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction: the problem of collective action
  • 2. The prisoners' dilemma, chicken and other games in the provision of public goods
  • 3. The two-person prisoners' dilemma supergame
  • 4. The N-person prisoners' dilemma supergame
  • 5. Altruism and superiority
  • 6. The state
  • 7. Epilogue: cooperation, the state and anarchy
  • Annex
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 The possibility of cooperation
著作者等 Taylor, Michael
Hernes, Gudmund
Elster, Jon
シリーズ名 Studies in rationality and social change
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 xiii, 205 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0521339901
0521327938
NCID BA01251677
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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