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Review: Game theory of public goods in one-shot social dilemmas without assortment.

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We review the theory of public goods in biology. In the N-person prisoner's dilemma, where the public good is a linear function of the individual contributions, cooperation requires some form of assortment, for example due to kin discrimination, population viscosity or repeated interactions. In most social species ranging from bacteria to humans, however, public goods are usually a non-linear function of the contributions, which makes cooperation possible without assortment. More specifically...

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10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.06.018

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of theoretical biology
Volume:
299
Pages:
9-20
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1095-8541
ISSN:
0022-5193
URN:
uuid:bd988a63-05fb-4c1c-a750-06d6f3e43ce1
Source identifiers:
209366
Local pid:
pubs:209366

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