Frontiers in Social Dilemmas Research

Frontiers in Social Dilemmas Research

by Wim B.G. Liebrand
     
 

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Social dilemmas are situations in which individuals, groups or nations face a choice between their own short-term interests and the longer-term interests of all parties involved, including themselves. As a consequence, in the end they all regret the way they have acted. Examples of social dilemmas are easy to find: depletion of vital resources, arms races,…  See more details below

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Social dilemmas are situations in which individuals, groups or nations face a choice between their own short-term interests and the longer-term interests of all parties involved, including themselves. As a consequence, in the end they all regret the way they have acted. Examples of social dilemmas are easy to find: depletion of vital resources, arms races, over-production of hazardous substances and environmental pollutants, information hoarding, and the failure to provide and maintain public goods. Understanding the dynamics of social dilemmas constitutes a major challenge. One prominent feature that distinguishes this book is the focus on computer simulations as a methodology for the exploration of the dynamic interplay of individual level processes and aggregate outcomes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642852633
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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