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Université de Neuchâtel

Punishment and the emergence of public goods in a marine host-parasite

Bshary, Andrea ; Rahier, Martine (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2011 ; 2235.

Cooperation in larger group is often more difficult to explain then cooperation in pairs. For humans it has been proposed that punishment plays a major role in stabilising individual contributions to group success (‘public goods’) but that claim remains contentious. The aim of this thesis was to gain understanding of a system in which both punishment and public goods may exist, and which can...