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The Resource Collective action and exchange : a game-theoretic approach to contemporary political economy, William D. Ferguson

Collective action and exchange : a game-theoretic approach to contemporary political economy, William D. Ferguson

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Collective action and exchange : a game-theoretic approach to contemporary political economy
Title
Collective action and exchange
Title remainder
a game-theoretic approach to contemporary political economy
Statement of responsibility
William D. Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Collective Action and Exchange: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Contemporary Political Economy, William D. Ferguson presents a comprehensive political economy text aimed at advanced undergraduates in economics and graduate students in the social sciences. The text utilizes collective action as a unifying concept, arguing that collective-action problems lie at the foundation of market success, market failure, economic development, and the motivations for policy. Ferguson draws on information economics, social preference theory, cognition theory, institutional economics, as well as political and policy theory to develop this approach. The text uses classical, evolutionary, and epistemic game theory, along with basic social network analysis, as modeling frameworks. These models effectively bind the ideas presented, generating a coherent theoretic approach to political economy that stresses sometimes overlooked implications.--
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1953-
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Ferguson, William D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Game theory
  • Economics
Label
Collective action and exchange : a game-theoretic approach to contemporary political economy, William D. Ferguson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : a farmers' market -- Collective-action problems and innovative theory -- The basic economics of collective action -- Enforcement, coordination, and second-order collective-action problems -- Seizing advantage : strategic moves and power in exchange -- Basic motivation : rational egoists and reciprocal players -- Foundations of motivation: rationality and social preference -- Institutions, organizations, and institutional systems -- Informal institutions -- Internal resolution via group self-organization -- Third-party enforcement, formal institutions, and interactions with self-governance -- Social networks and collective action -- Policy and political economy -- Knowledge, collective action, institutions, location, and growth
Control code
FIEb17661249
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780804770033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818953136
Label
Collective action and exchange : a game-theoretic approach to contemporary political economy, William D. Ferguson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : a farmers' market -- Collective-action problems and innovative theory -- The basic economics of collective action -- Enforcement, coordination, and second-order collective-action problems -- Seizing advantage : strategic moves and power in exchange -- Basic motivation : rational egoists and reciprocal players -- Foundations of motivation: rationality and social preference -- Institutions, organizations, and institutional systems -- Informal institutions -- Internal resolution via group self-organization -- Third-party enforcement, formal institutions, and interactions with self-governance -- Social networks and collective action -- Policy and political economy -- Knowledge, collective action, institutions, location, and growth
Control code
FIEb17661249
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780804770033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818953136

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