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The role of aggregation technologies in the provision of supranational public goods: A reconsideration of NATO’s strategies

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  • Ghislain Dutheil de la Rochère

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  • Jean-Michel Josselin

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  • Yvon Rocaboy

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Voluntary contributions to the provision of public goods do not necessarily follow a summation aggregation technology. The article investigates the alternative best-shot aggregation process and provides the corresponding Nash equilibrium conditions for allies in the context of joint products in a supranational alliance. The application deals with NATO over the period 1955-2006 and evidences new breakpoints and aggregation technology assessments, which leads to a reconsideration of the alliance's strategy. We find that a best-shot technology prevails from 1955 to 1970. Afterwards, summation of contributions becomes the aggregation technology of the alliance, with increased strategic behavior after 1990.
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  • Ghislain Dutheil de la Rochère & Jean-Michel Josselin & Yvon Rocaboy, 2011. "The role of aggregation technologies in the provision of supranational public goods: A reconsideration of NATO’s strategies," The Review of International Organizations, Springer, vol. 6(1), pages 85-103, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:revint:v:6:y:2011:i:1:p:85-103
    DOI: 10.1007/s11558-010-9098-x
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    Keywords

    Supranational public goods; International organizations; Aggregation of contributions; Best-shot; NATO; D74; H41; H56; H87;
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    JEL classification:

    • D74 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Alliances; Revolutions
    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
    • H87 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - International Fiscal Issues; International Public Goods

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