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Decision-Making about the Resolution of Social Dilemmas: Outcome Heterogeneity, Individual Differences in Social Values and the Exercise of Power

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Webb, Janine
Conference: Constituting the Commons: Crafting Sustainable Commons in the New Millennium, the Eighth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Conf. Date: May 31-June 4
Date: 2000
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/1456
Sector: Theory
Social Organization
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Subject(s): IASC
common pool resources--theory
social dilemmas--theory
inequality
value
decision making
Abstract: "This paper summarizes some social psychological research into the conditions under which solutions to social dilemmas are voluntarily introduced (instrumental cooperation). Consistent with the research of authors such as Knight (1992) and Keohane & Ostrom, (1995), it is assumed that a wide range of inequalities can influence preference for change and that power may be exercised over this decision-making process. Several studies have now been conducted and are outlined in this paper. Some directions for future research are suggested and the importance of interdisciplinary work is emphasized."

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