Self-Enforcing Norms and the Efficient Non-Cooperative Organization of Clans
29 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2007
Date Written: June 2007
We study how norms can solve distributional conflict inside a clan and the efficient coordination of collective action in a conflict with an external enemy. We characterize a fully non-cooperative equilibrium in a finite game in which a self-enforcing norm coordinates the members on efficient collective action and on a peaceful distribution of the returns of collective action.
Keywords: Free-riding, defence, collective action, distributional conflict, war, norms
JEL Classification: D72, D74, H41
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