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Order and anarchy : civil society, social disorder and war

Author: Robert Layton
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Studying civil society, the evolution of social relations, and the breakdown of social order, Order and Anarchy re-examines the role of violence in human social evolution. Drawing on anthropology, political science, and evolutionary theory, it offers a novel approach to understanding stability and instability in human society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Layton, Robert, 1944-
Order and anarchy.
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005029844
(OCoLC)62152793
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Layton
ISBN: 0511191928 9780511191923 0521857716 9780521857710 0521674433 9780521674430 0511190743 9780511190742 0511191065 9780511191060 051119160X 9780511191602 9780511617263 0511617267 1280458585 9781280458583
OCLC Number: 76416283
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 197 pages)
Contents: Civil society and social cohesion --
Self interest and social evolution --
The breakdown of social order --
Warfare, biology and culture.
Responsibility: Robert Layton.
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