The Rewards of Punishment: A Relational Theory of Norm Enforcement

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The Rewards of Punishment describes a new social theory of norms to provide a compelling explanation why people punish. Identifying mechanisms that link interdependence with norm enforcement, it reveals how social relationships lead individuals to enforce norms, even when doing so makes little sense. This groundbreaking book tells the whole story, from ideas, to experiments, to real-world applications. In addition to addressing longstanding theoretical puzzles-such as why harmful behavior is not always punished, why ...

The Rewards of Punishment: A Relational Theory of Norm Enforcement 2009, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804760225

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The Rewards of Punishment: A Relational Theory of Norm Enforcement 2009, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804760218

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