Learning Objectives

  • The role of leaders in the provision of public goods.

  • The motivations of leaders to engage in collective action.

  • Which personal qualities and skills leaders may need.

  • What the "critical mass" is.

  • A "chain reaction" making different people follow leaders.

  • Different degrees of effectiveness achieved by different leaders. Reflect on why some countries and groups have effective leaders, while in others, people accept low-quality leadership.

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