Modern Dilemmas : Understanding Collective Action in the 21st Century
Collective action problems are ubiquitous in situations involving human interactions and therefore lie at the heart of economy and political science. In one of the most salient statements on this topic, Elinor Ostrom, corecipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, claims that 'the theory of collective action is the central subject of political science.' The collection of essays presented in this timely volume targets the problem of collective action from both a theoretical and applied perspective. Its multidisciplinary approach makes it a valuable reading for students and scholars working in a number of different areas of study, such as political science, economy, political philosophy, public policies, comparative politics, and international relations.