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dc.contributor.authorDeMarrais, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.authorEarle, Ten
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T11:38:39Z
dc.date.available2017-05-31T11:38:39Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-01en
dc.identifier.issn0084-6570
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/264524
dc.description.abstractCollective action theory, as formulated in the social sciences, posits rational social actors who regularly assess the actions of others to inform their own decisions to cooperate. In anthropological archaeology, collective action theory is now being used to investigate the dynamics of large-scale polities of the past. Building on the work of Margaret Levi, collective action theorists argue that the more principals (rulers) depended upon the populace for labor, tribute, or other revenues, the greater the agency (or ‘voice’) a population had in negotiating public benefits. In this review, we evaluate collective action theory, situating it in relation to existing theoretical approaches that address cooperation, consensus-building, and non-elite agency in the past. We draw specific attention to the importance of analyzing agency at multiple scales, as well as to investigating the ways that institutions articulate shared interests and order socio-political and economic interaction. Finally, we argue for a new synthesis of political economy approaches with collective action theory.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAnnual Reviews, Inc.
dc.subjectcollective action theoryen
dc.subjectcooperationen
dc.subjectpolitical economyen
dc.subjectinstitutionsen
dc.subjectpower relationsen
dc.subjectanthropological archaeologyen
dc.titleCollective Action Theory and the Dynamics of Complex Societiesen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage201
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameAnnual Review of Anthropologyen
prism.startingPage183
prism.volume46en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.10101
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-03-09en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1146/annurev-anthro-102116-041409en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-11-01en
dc.contributor.orcidDeMarrais, Elizabeth [0000-0002-4933-8702]
dc.identifier.eissn1545-4290
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-08-07en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-anthro-102116-041409en
cam.orpheus.success2020-09-25 this journal does not allow us to openly archive the accepted or final version
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