POLITICAL SUCCESS, GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZATION, AND THE GROUP FREE RIDERPROBLEM

Citation
R. Jankowski et C. Brown, POLITICAL SUCCESS, GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIZATION, AND THE GROUP FREE RIDERPROBLEM, Social science quarterly, 76(4), 1995, pp. 853-862
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Social, Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Journal title
ISSN journal
0038-4941
Volume
76
Issue
4
Year of publication
1995
Pages
853 - 862
Database
ISI
SICI code
0038-4941(1995)76:4<853:PSGSAT>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
John Mark Hansen has proposed an explanation of how interest groups ov ercome the free rider problem: ''political success'' leads to governme nt subsidization, which allows groups to solve the free rider problem by reducing the costs of organization and by providing the public good pursued by the group. The authors show that this argument is contradi cted by the ''union substitution'' hypothesis developed in labor econo mics and propose a solution to the subsidization effect based on corpo ratist practices in Europe.