University of Gothenburg

Theme 4: Interdependence among factors

There are many factors that have an impact on successful large-scale collective action, LSCA, and these factors interact in a variety of ways. For example, a corrupt political system decreases actors’ levels of institutional trust, which in turn decreases support for market-based instruments relative to command-and-control instruments.

Another example is that perceived distributive fairness has been shown to affect cooperation, but people favour different distributive principles for private versus public goods. The section on synthesis and research strategy further elaborates on examples of interdependencies to be studied within the centre.

Projects within Theme 4: