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Darwinism, Dominance, and Democracy

Darwinism, Dominance, and Democracy

The Biological Bases of Authoritarianism

  • Author: Albert Somit,Steven A. Peterson
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780275958176
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 141
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Somit and Peterson seek to explain an incontrovertible, though hardly welcome fact: throughout human history, the overwhelming majority of political societies have been characterized by the rule of the few over the many, by dominance and submission, by command and obedience. Evolutionary theory provides an important part of the explanation: humans have been subject to natural selection and one result is that the species tends to feature dominance hierarchies, obedience to authority, and indoctrinability as various means of maintaining social order. These evolution-based behavioral tendencies help to explain the success of authoritarianism and the relative lack of success of democracy over time.

The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy

The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy

  • Author: David J. C. Shearman,Joseph Wayne Smith
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313345043
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 181
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This provocative book presents compelling evidence that the fundamental problem behind environmental destruction—and climate change in particular—is the operation of liberal democracy.

Holistic Darwinism

Holistic Darwinism

Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

  • Author: Peter Corning
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226116136
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 546
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Addresses many of the issues and concepts associated with the evolution of complex systems. Offering approaches to thermodynamics, information theory, and economic analysis, the author suggests how all of these domains can be brought firmly within what he characterizes as a postneo-Darwinian evolutionary synthesis.

The Evolution of Human Sociality

The Evolution of Human Sociality

A Darwinian Conflict Perspective

  • Author: Stephen K. Sanderson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780847695355
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 393
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This text attempts a broad theoretical synthesis within the field of sociology and its closely allied sister discipline of anthropology. It draws together these disciplines' theoretical approaches into a synthesized theory called Darwinian conflict theory.

The Failure of Democratic Nation Building: Ideology Meets Evolution

The Failure of Democratic Nation Building: Ideology Meets Evolution

  • Author: A. Somit,S. Peterson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403978425
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 159
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Throughout history authoritarian governments have outnumbered democratic ones to an overwhelming degree. Even today, true democracies are an exception. In this book, Somit and Peterson argue that the main reason for this pattern is that humans are social primates with an innate tendency for hierarchical and authoritarian social and political structures. Democracy requires very special 'enabling conditions' before it can be supported by a state, conditions that require decades to evolve. As a result, attempts to export democracy through nation-building to states without these enabling conditions are doomed to failure. The authors argue that money and energy devoted to nation-building around the globe by the U.S. would be better spent on problems facing the country domestically.

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Education

Democracy, Authoritarianism and Education

A Cross-National Empirical Survey

  • Author: NA NA
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 134963025X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 221
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Democracy, Authoritarianism and Education reviews the most recently published empirical research findings on these subjects as well as results from a survey of the attitudes of 10,000 college and university students in 44 counteries towards authority, democracy, nationalism, militarism, internationalism and educational policy choices. One interesting finding is that (cross-nationally) higher authoritarianism levels translate into lower scores on democratic attitudes and internationalism, higher nationalism and militarism scores, and support for more conservative and provincial (and monocultural) educational policy options.

Socioeconomic democracy

Socioeconomic democracy

an advanced socioeconomic system

  • Author: Robley E. George
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780275973759
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 305
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A powerful critique of current economic paradigms, and call to create an alternative of "socioeconomic democracy."

Taking Sides

Taking Sides

Clashing Views on Controversial Political Issues

  • Author: George McKenna,Stanley Feingold
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
  • ISBN: 9780072422511
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 404
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Presents opposing viewpoints on twenty-one controversial political issues, covering democracy, government institutions, social change, and other topics.

Choice

Choice

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Academic libraries
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The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Political science, law, education

The Best Books for Academic Libraries: Political science, law, education

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  • Publisher: Best Books
  • ISBN: 9780722200179
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 412
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