- Author : Gerald Marwell
- Release Date : 26 March 1993
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press
- Genre : Philosophy
- Pages : 223
- ISBN 13 : 9780521308397
The Critical Mass in Collective Action Book Summary
The problem of collective action is that each group member wants other members to make necessary sacrifices while he or she 'free rides', reaping the benefits of collective action without doing the work. Therefore, no one does the work and the common interest is not realized. This book analyses the social pressure whereby groups solve the problem of collective action.