Rationality in Collective Action

@article{Gilbert2006RationalityIC,
  title={Rationality in Collective Action},
  author={Margaret Gilbert},
  journal={Philosophy of the Social Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={17 - 3}
}
Collective action is interpreted as a matter of people doing something together, and it is assumed that this involves their having a collective intention to do that thing together. The account of collective intention for which the author has argued elsewhere is presented. In terms that are explained, the parties are jointly committed to intend as a body that such-and-such. Collective action problems in the sense of rational choice theory—problems such as the various forms of coordination… Expand
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