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Natural security : a Darwinian approach to a dangerous world

Author: Raphael D Sagarin; Terence Taylor
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Considers how models and ideas from evolutionary biology can improve national security strategies ranging from risk assessment, security analysis, and public policy to long-term strategic goals.

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Natural security.
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007032379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raphael D Sagarin; Terence Taylor
ISBN: 9780520253476 0520253477 9780520934313 0520934318
OCLC Number: 897348742
Description: 1 online resource (x, 289 p.) illustrations
Contents: The --
origins of natural security / Raphael D. Sagarin --
Living with risk / Terence Taylor --
Security, unpredictability, and evolution: policy and the history of life / Geerat J. Vermeij --
From bacteria to belief: immunity and security / Luis P. Villarreal --
Corporations and bureaucracies under a biological lens / Elizabeth M. Prescott --
Selection, security, and evolutionary international relations / Gregory P. Dietl --
Militants and martyrs: evolutionary perspectives on religion and terrorism / Richard Sosis, Candace S. Alcorta --
Causes of and solutions of Islamic fundamentalist terrorism / Bradley A. Thayer The --
power of moral belief / Scott Atran --
Fourteen security lessons from antipredator behavior / Daniel T. Blumstein --
Population models and counterinsurgency strategies / Dominic D.P. Johnson, Joshua S. Madin The --
infectiousness of terrorist ideology: insights from ecology and epidemiology / Kevin D. Lafferty, Katherine F. Smith, Elizabeth M.P. Madin --
Paradigm shifts in security strategy: why does it take disasters to trigger change? / Dominic D.P. Johnson, Elizabeth M.P. Madin --
Network analysis links parts to the whole / Ferenc Jordán A --
holistic view of natural security / Raphael D. Sagarin
Responsibility: edited by Raphael D. Sagarin, Terence Taylor

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"Engaging ... A stimulating read. It opens the door to an exciting merger between political science and evolutionary theory." Nature "This book deserves a broad, interdisciplinary readership... It Read more...

 
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