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Breakdown in PakistanHow Aid Is Eroding Institutions for Collective Action$
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Masooda Bano

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780804781329

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804781329.001.0001

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Why Cooperate?

Why Cooperate?

Motives and Decisions of Initiators and Joiners in Other-Regarding Groups

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Breakdown in Pakistan
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This chapter centers on the decision-making processes and the motives of initiators and joiners of three other-regarding groups—social welfare oriented, religiously oriented, and Marxist philosophy driven—in Pakistan. It attempts to create a theory that focuses on other-regarding groups and addresses the argument that a group's success really depends on the ability of the initiator to lessen the transaction costs that are required for the joiners to become a part of the group. Another argument addressed in this chapter is that both the joiners and initiators work together to form these groups due to the fact that they appreciate psychosocial rewards. As a result, joiners are shown to be inherently suspicious of initiators' motives and will only cooperate after they (the joiners) can access mechanisms that allow them to monitor the performance and commitment of initiators.

Keywords:   initiators, joiners, social welfare, other-regarding groups, Marxist philosophy, psychosocial rewards

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