India’s collective action trouble4 min read 21 Dec 2014, 07:54 PM IST
From traffic laws to its abysmal state of public health, individual behaviour explains many failures in India
We have a number of major collective action problems to confront when reshaping India. An obvious, important one which the government has identified is public sanitation, but the list is large: corruption, safety, public health, environmental pollution, and traffic problems. These are just a few examples of areas in which collective public action is required to change the prevailing state of affairs--this is as critical an input as government action.