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dc.contributor.authorDasgupta, Indraneel
dc.contributor.authorKanbur, Ravi
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T17:10:59Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T17:10:59Z
dc.date.issued2003-07-03
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/58047
dc.descriptionWP 2003-25 July 2003
dc.descriptionJEL Classification Codes: D31; D63; D74; Z13
dc.description.abstractWe analyze conflicts between communities. A community-specific public good, to which members make voluntary contributions, defines communities. Some, but not all, members of one community may contribute towards another community’s public good. Such ‘bridging’ contributions will not occur when communities have relatively equal wealth endowments. ‘Separation’ of communities in this sense provides incentives to individuals to support confiscation of the other community’s wealth, thus generating communal conflicts. Individuals’ incentives to support inter-community conflicts can be moderated by the presence of a public good common to both communities. Such moderation however occurs only when communities are separated at the level of public goods constitutive of a community’s self-identity. Thus the presence of meta-communal public goods and relative wealth equality across communities are both necessary to mitigate communal conflict.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCharles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectIdentity
dc.subjectPublic goods
dc.subjectBridge Individuals
dc.subjectSyncretism
dc.subjectSeparation
dc.subjectPatronage
dc.subjectMeta-community
dc.subjectCommunal Conflict
dc.titleBridging Communal Divides: Separation, Patronage, Integration
dc.typearticle
dcterms.licensehttp://hdl.handle.net/1813/57595


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