Vinod K. Aggarwal and Cédric Dupont
Global Political Economy, 2004
This chapter considers the problem of collaboration by first characterizing the situations that might require states to work with each other to achieve a desired outcome (the problem of the nature of the goods involved). It then turns to an exposition of decision theory, with a focus on basic game theory as an analytical tool to tackle the nature of collaboration or coordination efforts. Finally, we consider how institutions might play a role in enhancing the prospects for cooperative behaviour.