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Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History

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All societies must deal with the possibility of violence, and they do so in different ways. This book integrates the problem of violence into a larger social science and historical framework, showing how economic and political behavior are closely linked. Most societies, which we call natural states, limit violence by political manipulation of the economy to create privileged interests. These privileges limit the use of violence by powerful individuals, but doing so hinders both economic and political development. In ...

Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107646995

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Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History 2009, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521761734

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