When does optional participation allow the evolution of cooperation?

@article{Mathew2009WhenDO,
  title={When does optional participation allow the evolution of cooperation?},
  author={Sarah J Mathew and Robert Boyd},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={276 1659},
  pages={1167-74}
}
Altruistic punishment has been shown to invade when rare if individuals are allowed to opt out of cooperative ventures. Individuals that opt out do not contribute to the common enterprise or derive benefits from it. This result is potentially significant because it offers an explanation for the origin of large-scale cooperation in one-shot interactions among unrelated individuals. Here, we show that this result is not a general consequence of optional participation in cooperative activities… CONTINUE READING

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