The Principles of Social Evolution
Clarendon Press, 1986 - 412 Seiten
Dispelling the general assumption that social institutions survive because of their sophisticated adaptive advantages, this groundbreaking work asserts that the most common customs and institutions may endure because of their very simplicity or as a result of simple human proclivity. Using religious, military, and kinship institutions to illustrate this argument, the author shows that a precise combination of these factors may lead to the emergence of new forms of social evolution.
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... ( 6 ) normative regulation of means ( 7 ) the regulation of affective expression (
8 ) socialization ( 9 ) the effective control of disruptive forms of behaviour That is ,
if all these ' needs ' are not satisfied , one or more of states ( a ) – ( d ) will occur .
But in addition to having an effective leader and a committed body of soldiers , it
is necessary to have a hierarchy of command : in working out the combat
functions of even so small a unit ( as the modern platoon or squad , ] good team
There is a strong tendency for all groups to favour representation by their most
effective champion . 7. War leadership . In all forms of warfare , some men
achieve leadership over others . Successful warfare is often regarded as
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I'm glad this was the first book I read on social evolution. The author does a great job of explaining why the darwinian theory of variation and selection can not be applied directly to social ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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