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Aspects of Coalitions for Environmental Protection Under Co-utility

  • Dritan OsmaniEmail author
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 110)


The game theoretic modeling of coalitions for environmental protection within the framework of a new concept of co-utility [8] is analysed. The co-utility concept can be described by two elements. Firstly, agents can improve their payoffs by collaborating with each other. Secondly, the outcome of collaboration is stable. The similarity of co-utility with common concepts of coalition stability for environmental protection is shown. But the co-utility concept is more extensive and can serve as an umbrella in all applications where agents have room for simultaneous improvements of payoffs. The development from a myopically stable outcome to a farsightedly stable outcome is discussed.



Support from the Templeton World Charity Foundation (grant TWCF0095/AB60 “CO-UTILITY”) is gratefully acknowledged. The views in this paper are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Templeton World Charity Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and MathematicsUniversitat Rovira i VirgiliTarragona, CataloniaSpain

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