Learning Objectives

1.1 Summarize the importance of institutional design in governance.

1.2 Discuss the role of a constitution in establishing the rules and procedures that government institutions must follow for collective agreement.

1.3 Identify different types of collective action problems.

1.4 Explain the costs of collective action.

1.5 Relate the different ways that representative government works.

1.6 Discuss the similarities and differences between private, public, and collective goods.

1.7 Explain what motivated the Founders to try to solve collective action problems.