Umino's Conaons Dileua Lodel Reconsidered: On its Validity and Implications

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Umino's commons dilemma model aims to formulate “the tragedy of the commons”. However, Misumi pointed out that (l)this model failed to formulate “the tragedy of the commons”, and that (2)this model was also inappropriate for a model of social dilemma. This paper re-examines Umino model on the second point above. At first, the discussion by Misumi as to (2) is inappropriate. Finally, I fundamentally agree with the conclusion by Misumi again. However, I simultaneously clarify that it is possible for Umino model to formulate the dilemma situation where costs are equal among actors, and moreover the redistribution system is introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-285
Number of pages9
JournalSociological Theory and Methods
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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