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100 1  Layton, Robert,|d1944- 
245 10 Order and anarchy :|bcivil society, social disorder and 
       war /|cRobert Layton. 
260    Cambridge, UK ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,
300    vi, 197 p. ;|c23 cm. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-192) and 
505 0  1. Civil society and social cohesion -- 2. Self-interest 
       and social evolution -- 3. The breakdown of social order -
       - 4. Warfare, biology and culture. 
520 1  "Through the study of civil society, the evolution of 
       social relations, and the break down 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. Robert Layton provides a radical critique 
       of current concepts of civil society, arguing that 
       rational action is characteristic of all human societies 
       and not unique to post-Enlightenment Europe. Case studies 
       range from ephemeral African gold rush communities and the
       night club scene in Britain to stable hunter-gatherer and 
       peasant cultures. The dynamics of recent civil wars in the
       former Yugoslavia, Chad, Somalia and Indonesia are 
       compared to war in small-scale tribal societies. The 
       author argues that recent claims for the evolutionary 
       value of violence have misunderstood the complexity of 
       human strategies and the social environments in which they
       are played out."--BOOK JACKET. 
650  0 Social stability. 
650  0 Violence. 
650  0 Social evolution. 
650  0 Civil society. 
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