Bargaining theory and cooperative fishing participation on ifaluk atoll

  title={Bargaining theory and cooperative fishing participation on ifaluk atoll},
  author={Richard Sosis and Sandy Feldstein and Kim R. Hill},
  journal={Human Nature},
In this paper we examine the merit of bargaining theory, in its economic and ecological forms, as a model for understanding variation in the frequency of participation in cooperative fishing among men of Ifaluk atoll in Micronesia. Two determinants of bargaining power are considered: resource control and a bargainer’s utility gain for his expected share of the negotiated resource. Several hypotheses which relte cultural and life-course parameters to bargaining power are tested against data on… Expand

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