Collective Action and Second Order Free-Riding


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Key Words
collective action dilemma


Terms & Definitions:

Scope Conditions:
  1. There is a group in which the collection of a public good is possible.
Propositions:
  1. If all contribute to the public good, then everyone will benefit maximally.
  2. If all free-ride, then there is no public good.
  3. If a norm against free-riding exists, then sanctioning will reduce free-riding.
  4. If sanctioning is to occur, then some members must choose to sanction.
  5. If members must choose to sanction, then there will be second order free-riding.
  6. If second order free-riding occurs, then first order free-riding will continue.
  7. If a status system which rewards sanctioning exists, then members will sanction free-riders.
  8. If sanctioning occurs, then free-riding will cease.
  9. If free-riding ceases, then all are contributing to the public good.