This book introduces students to an argument using rational choice theories to explain what happens when individuals come together to make collective decisions, emphasising on the collective dilemma concept that provides a framework for thinking about how reform proposals would affect Congress.

chapter |12 pages


chapter 1|28 pages

Why Don’t We Like Congress?

The Collective Dilemma Defined

chapter 2|23 pages

The Collective Dilemma Through History

chapter 5|24 pages

An Agenda for Reform

Coming to Terms with the Collective Dilemma