Skip to Content

Political Systems and the Distribution of Power

Edited by Michael Banton

Routledge – 2004 – 192 pages

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $54.95
    978-0-415-51130-8
    December 12th 2011
  • Add to CartHardback: $225.00
    978-0-415-33059-6
    February 25th 2004

Description

Modern political anthropology began in 1940 with the first systematic comparative studies of how primitive societies maintained law and order. The focus was on government and the presence or absence of state institutions. Recently, interest has shifted to the study of power, to examining the manipulation of political relations, and to the task of elaborating a classification of governmental systems that will throw light on the important problems for research.

First published in 1965.

Name: Political Systems and the Distribution of Power (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Michael Banton. Modern political anthropology began in 1940 with the first systematic comparative studies of how primitive societies maintained law and order. The focus was on government and the presence or absence of state institutions. Recently, interest has shifted...
Categories: Anthropology - Soc Sci, Material Culture