|EDB 9030||Theory and Practice of Collective Action|
All organizations and societies face the challenge of achieving cooperation among self-interested individuals and factions. This course examines both the theory and practice of collective action. The central focus is on achieving coordination and cooperation among autonomous and self-interested, yet interdependent, parties. Dominant theories of collective action are examined and applied to real world issues such as social and economic development, globalization, environmental management, and political governance.