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Author Sandler, Todd.

Title Global collective action / Todd Sandler.

Imprint Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 299 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-286) and indexes.
Summary This book examines how nations and other key participants in the global community address problems requiring collective action. The global community has achieved some successes, such as eradicating smallpox, but other efforts to coordinate nations' actions, such as the reduction of drug trafficking, have not been sufficient. This book identifies the factors that promote or inhibit successful collective action at the regional and global level for an ever-growing set of challenges stemming from augmented cross-border flows associated with globalization. Modern principles of collective action are identified and applied to a host of global challenges, including promoting global health, providing foreign assistance, controlling rogue nations, limiting transnational terrorism, and intervening in civil wars. Because many of these concerns involve strategic interactions where choices and consequences are dependent on one's own and others' actions, the book relies, in places, on elementary game theory that is fully introduced for the uninitiated reader.
Contents Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Tables and Figures -- Preface -- 1 Future Perfect -- Market Failures and the Need for Global Collective Action -- Global Action or Inaction -- Two Extreme Scenarios in a Global Village -- Premise of the Book -- A Word of Caution -- Intended Audience -- Plan of the Book -- 2 "With a Little Help from My Friends": Principles of Collective Action -- Prisoners' Dilemma -- Collective Action and Prisoners' Dilemma Games -- One Size Fits All? -- Longer Viewpoints -- General Principles of Collective Action.
Some Collective Action Updates -- The Role of Costs -- Selective Incentives and Joint Products -- On Aggregation Technologies -- Strategic Assumption: Nash or Something Else -- More on Collective Action and Game Forms -- Globalization and Global Collective Action -- Concluding Remarks -- 3 Absence of Invisibility: Market Failures -- Pure Public Goods versus Private Goods -- Other Kinds of Collective Goods -- Impurely Public Goods: Some Rivalry but No Exclusion -- Impurely Public Good with Full Exclusion but No Rivalry -- Club Goods -- Joint Products -- Open-Access Commons -- Summary.
Third Property of Publicness -- Externality -- Asymmetric Information -- Basic Insights -- 4 Transnational Public Goods: Financing and Institutions -- Basic Taxation Principles for Financing Public Goods -- TPG Categories and Financing -- On Subsidiarity and Jurisdictional Responsibility -- On Regionalism and Region-Based Collective Action -- Institutions: Some Design Principles -- Supranational Institutions in Practice -- Concluding Remarks -- 5 Global Health -- Taking Stock -- Market Failures and Healthcare -- Global Health and Publicness -- Institutional Considerations.
Intergenerational Considerations -- Concluding Remarks -- 6 What to Try Next? Foreign Aid Quagmire -- Foreign Assistance: A Retrospective -- Collective Action and Foreign Aid -- CDF and PRSPs -- Issues with CDF and PRSPs -- Public Good Aid -- Aggregation Technologies and Public Goods for Development -- More Radical Proposals -- Concluding Remarks -- 7 Rogues and Bandits: Who Bells the Cat? -- Facilitators: In Praise of Asymmetry -- Better-Shot Public Goods -- Bandits and the Rise of Government -- Revolutions -- Rogue States -- Organized Crime at the Global Level -- Concluding Remarks.
8 Terrorism: 9/11 and Its Aftermath -- A Look at the Past -- Suicide Attacks -- Cooperation Failures and Their Costs -- The Deterrence Race -- Preemption Game -- A Maximal Externality -- Another Collective Action Failure -- Is the World Different after 9/11? -- What Works and What Does Not Work Against Terrorism? -- Barriers and Fortifications -- What Kinds of Substitutions Are There? -- Evaluation of Other Policies: Domestic Laws, International Conventions, and Retaliation -- No-Negotiation Strategy -- What Are the Economic Costs of Terrorism? -- Concluding Remarks -- 9 Citizen against Citizen.
Subject International cooperation.
Public goods.
Game theory.
Decision making.
Coopération internationale.
Biens collectifs.
Jeux, Théorie des.
Prise de décision.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- International Security.
Alliances. (OCoLC)fst00805586
Decision making. (OCoLC)fst00889035
Game theory. (OCoLC)fst00937501
Globalization. (OCoLC)fst00943532
International cooperation. (OCoLC)fst00976857
Public goods. (OCoLC)fst01082230
Internationale samenwerking.
Collectieve goederen.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Sandler, Todd. Global collective action. Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004 0521834775 0521542545 (DLC) 2004040672 (OCoLC)54029505
ISBN 0521834775 (cloth)
9780521834773 (cloth)
0521542545 (pbk.)
9780521542548 (pbk.)
0511217218 (electronic bk.)
9780511217210 (electronic bk.)
0511213611 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511213618 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511215428 (electronic bk.)
9780511215421 (electronic bk.)
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