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Won't You Be My Neighbor? Norms of Cooperation, Public Broadcasting, and the Collective Action Problem


  • Martha Kropf


The logic of collective action suggests that public broadcasting stations should not receive the empirically observed level of member support they do. Why do people contribute to public television when they can view it without contributing? Copyright (c) 2009 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • Martha Kropf, 2009. "Won't You Be My Neighbor? Norms of Cooperation, Public Broadcasting, and the Collective Action Problem," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 90(3), pages 538-552.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:90:y:2009:i:3:p:538-552

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