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Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society

A Social Species

By Patrick Spread

Routledge – 2013 – 300 pages

Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

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    978-0-415-64112-8
    October 16th 2012

Description

Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society links support-bargaining to Darwin's theory of natural selection and traces the implications of support-bargaining and money-bargaining across society. It provides a wholly different account of the functioning of human societies from anything that has gone before. Social scientists, ever since there have been such people, have missed the crucial human characteristic – the propensity to seek support – that has given rise to group formation and the evolution of human society.

Contents

1/ The Problem with Natural Selection Chapter 2. Natural Selection and Support-Bargaining 3. Power and Hierarchy Chapter 4. Power Elites and Pluralist Democracy 5. Sexual Selection and Kinship 6. The Evidence for Support-Bargaining 7. Theory Making and Social Darwinism Chapter 8. Common Theory and Personification Chapter 9: Money-Bargaining and the Evolution of Economies 10. Social Symmetries 11. Conclusion

Author Bio

Patrick Spread obtained his first degree from Oxford University and a PhD from the London Business School. He has worked as an economist extensively in the Pacific, Africa and Asia. He has published three books and several journal articles.

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