An innovative approach to cross-societal variation in cooperation
Cooperation plays a key role in societies, allowing them to resolve problems such as public good provision and resource conservation. However, many societies lack the necessary cooperation to resolve these issues. Understanding the origin of cross-societal variation in cooperation poses a critical challenge. According to some, ecological conditions determine people’s interdependence, and that interdependence may be the mechanism that facilitates the formation of the culture of cooperation. The EU-funded PUBLICGOOD project is focussing on the role ecologies play in shaping different expressions of interdependence and on how this results in cultural and cooperation variation. The project will use a multi-discipline and multi-method approach to establish interdependence as an ordinary mechanism through which various characteristics of ecology form cross-societal diversity in culture and cooperation.
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
1081 HV Amsterdam
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