Collective Action: Definition, Theory, Logic & Problems


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What is collective action?

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1. What did Mancur Olson, Jr. discuss in his book, The Logic of Collective Action?

2. What is EMSICA's other name for perceived injustice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you demonstrate your knowledge regarding collective action and related theories. The questions are designed to test your knowledge of collective action models.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Specific information covered by this quiz includes:

  • The definition of collective action
  • Beliefs related to SIMCA and EMSICA
  • Mancur Olson, Jr.'s book, The Logic of Collective Action

Skills Practiced

Working on this quiz will also help you improve your skills related to:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the other name for perceived injustice
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about injustice, efficacy and identity
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding free riding and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Take the opportunity to learn more about the collective action theory by reading the lesson that accompanies this quiz, titled Collective Action: Definition, Theory, Logic & Problems. You will find information about:

  • Groups that have used collective action
  • Different theories associated with collective action
  • Problems that collective action groups face