The Cost of Inaction and the Collective Action of Disadvantaged Minority Groups
This argument relies on the connection between the cost of inaction and "relational goods". Relational goods can take many forms, such as social approval, the desire to be recognized or accepted by others, friendship and its utilities and so on. These goods, which depend upon interactions among peoples and require reciprocity, can only be enjoyed if shared with others. Thus, inaction threatens the "relational goods" and symbolic utility motivates the development of collective action.
To examine this argument, depth interviews had been taken with leaders of collective actions in the field of education, carried by Arab minority in Israel. Focus on education was derived from the fact that it is the arena whereby the state can influence the identity and future socio-economic mobility of its young citizens.