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Collective action in the formation of pre-modern states

Author: Richard E Blanton; Lane Fargher
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2008.
Series: Fundamental issues in archaeology.
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Anthropological archaeology and other disciplines concerned with the formation of early complex societies are undergoing a theoretical shift stemming from the realization that the social evolution of complex societies was more varied and complex than imagined. Given the need for new directions in theory, the book proposes that anthropologists look to political science, especially the rational choice theory of  Read more...
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Blanton, Richard E.
Collective action in the formation of pre-modern states.
New York : Springer, ©2008
(DLC) 2007938896
(OCoLC)180881124
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Blanton; Lane Fargher
ISBN: 9780387738772 0387738770 0387738762 9780387738765
OCLC Number: 209984839
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 447 pages) : maps.
Contents: Front Matter; Introduction; Rethinking the Role of Agency in Political Evolution; The Social Actor in Collective Action; Selecting a Sample of Societies for Comparative Coding; Archaeological and Historical Contexts for the Coded Societies; Revenue Sources; Public Goods; Bureaucratization; Modes of Control of Principals; Theory Testing and a Question: Is State Formation a Product of Rational Choice or Symbolic Structure?; Collective Action Processes at World-Economy, Polity, and Community Scales; Collective Action and Political Evolution; Back Matter.
Series Title: Fundamental issues in archaeology.
Responsibility: Richard Blanton, Lane Fargher.
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Subjects collective action theory to a methodological evaluation using systematic cross-cultural analysis based on a world-wide sample of societies. This book presents contexts in which collective  Read more...

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