The Behavioral Foundations of Retaliatory Justice

The Behavioral Foundations of Retaliatory Justice Norms of positive and negative reciprocity constitute important constraints that affect human behavior. While much attention has been devoted to the economics of reciprocity in cooperation, the stylized fact that humans have a natural predisposition towards negative reciprocity and retaliation has received little consideration in the literature. In this study we investigate the behavioral foundations of retaliatory justice by considering the conditions under which norms of retaliation may constitute instruments for promoting desirable cooperation. The results suggest that human instincts for revenge may an important ingredient for the sustainability of peaceful social behavior. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Bioeconomics Springer Journals

The Behavioral Foundations of Retaliatory Justice

Journal of Bioeconomics, Volume 7 (1) – Apr 19, 2004

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2005 by Springer
Subject
Economics; Environmental Economics; Behavioral Sciences; Economic Theory/Quantitative Economics/Mathematical Methods; Political Science; Law and Economics
ISSN
1387-6996
eISSN
1573-6989
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10818-004-6042-2
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Abstract

Norms of positive and negative reciprocity constitute important constraints that affect human behavior. While much attention has been devoted to the economics of reciprocity in cooperation, the stylized fact that humans have a natural predisposition towards negative reciprocity and retaliation has received little consideration in the literature. In this study we investigate the behavioral foundations of retaliatory justice by considering the conditions under which norms of retaliation may constitute instruments for promoting desirable cooperation. The results suggest that human instincts for revenge may an important ingredient for the sustainability of peaceful social behavior.

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Journal of BioeconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Apr 19, 2004

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