Smaller saami herding groups cooperate more in a public goods experiment

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Thomas, M. G.; Naess, M. W.; Bardsen, B-J; Mace, R.;
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Journal: Human Ecology,volume 44,issue 5,pages633-642 (issn: 0300-7839)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1007/s10745-016-9848-3, pmc: PMC5099356
  • Subject: Science & Technology, Social Sciences, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Anthropology, Environmental Studies, Sociology, Environmental Sciences & Ecology, SENSITIVE REPRODUCTIVE ALLOCATION, POPULATION-DYNAMICS, SOCIAL DILEMMAS, FOOD LIMITATION, CLIMATE-CHANGE, GROUP-SIZE, REINDEER, DEMOGRAPHY, PREDATION, ECONOMICS | Article

Group living often entails a balance between individual selfinterest and benefits to the group as a whole. Situations in which an individual’s vested interests conflict with collective interests are known as social dilemmas (Kollock 1998). More formally, a theo... View more
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