1,500 Word Essay All sub-parts carry equal weight. The word limit (for the total

1,500 Word Essay
All sub-parts carry equal weight. The word limit (for the total answer) is 1500 words, which excludes the bibliography (if any) but includes any footnotes. Credit will be given for well-organized and creative arguments. Use of books and academic journal articles as references to back up your arguments are welcome. You may also choose to use real-world examples and data to substantiate your arguments.
1. (a) What is a social dilemma? Why does it occur?
Look at the two following news items from past years:
News item 1:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jan/08/london-takes-just-one-week-to- breach-annual-air-pollution-limits
News item 2:
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/30/experts-criticise-george-osborne- over-flood-protection-funding
(b) What is the social dilemma being discussed in each of these news items?
(c) For each, discuss how it satisfies the definition of a social dilemma.
(d) For each, discuss potential ways (undertaken by either government or private actors) of resolving the social dilemma.

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