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"An Eye for an Eye Leaves Everyone Blind": Cooperation and Accounting Systems

Peter Kollock
American Sociological Review
Vol. 58, No. 6 (Dec., 1993), pp. 768-786
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095950
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Abstract

Using computer simulations that permit degrees of cooperation and introduce "noise" into the environment, I explore the benefits of strategies in which actors use different accounting systems to track ongoing exchanges. By relaxing some stringent assumptions of past work, I chart the conditions under which cooperation may emerge when actors can show degrees of cooperation and when actors' moves are misperceived. Results provide evidence that strategies employing a relaxed accounting system have many advantages.

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