Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Agency and structure in changing contribution rules


22May2018 12:00 - 13:00

PhD defence ceremony

Modern societies heavily depend upon high levels of cooperation between individuals. Rules structure those cooperative interactions of individuals within groups and organizations by guiding individual and collective action. Unfortunately, rules can allow for a breakdown of cooperation leaving the collective worse off. Jacqueline van Breemen investigated whether individuals attempt to change those rules, with a focus on change attempts which would ensure cooperation and an equal allocation of benefits.

J.A. van Breemen: Agency and Structure: The Role of Individual Social Values and Material Interests in Changing Contribution Rules to, and Benefits from, A Collective Good.


Prof. K. Gërxhani

Prof. B.G.M. Volker


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