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Democracy Theory/Olson: Olson has done the trick of making a theory based on individual action at the micro level fruitful for analyses and explanations of (political) phenomena at the meso and macro levels without conceptual breaks. Furthermore, he uses identical mechanisms of explanation for the meso and macro levels. See (1),(2).
1. Mancur Olson, The logic of collective action. Public goods and the theory of groups. Cambridge 1965. [dt.: Die Logik des kollektiven Handelns. Tübingen 1968].
2. Mancur Olson, The rise and decline of nations: Economic growth, stagflation and social rigidities. Yale 1982._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
The logic of collective action: Public goods and the theory of groups Cambridge 1965
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