Professor in Evolutionary Psychology, Work and Organizational Psychology



Cooperation in the 21st Century (2002)

Van Vugt, M. & Snyder, M. (2002).  Cooperation in the 21st Century:  Fostering community action and civic participation. American Behavioral Scientist, 45, 761-918 (Special issue)



The 21st century can be expected to see some major challenges to the stability and functioning of societies worldwide.  The growing globalization of local economies is likely to lead to a breakdown of traditional states and communities, and it is not at all clear what institutions will replace them (Kaul, Grunberg & Stern, 1999).  Furthermore, due to climatic and demographic changes, there will be intense pressures on the world's natural resource reservoirs, such as land, water, forestry and fisheries (OECD,1997) [...]

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