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Warlike and Peaceful Societies

The Interaction of Genes and Culture

Are humans violent or peaceful by nature? We are both.

In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Agner Fog presents a ground-breaking new argument that explains the existence of differently organised societies using evolutionary theory. It combines natural sciences and social sciences in a way that is rarely seen.

According to a concept called regality theory, people show a preference for authoritarianism and strong leadership in times of war or collective danger, but desire egalita...


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  • Éditeur : Open Book Publishers
  • Collection : OBP collection
  • Lieu d’édition : Cambridge
  • Année d’édition : 2017
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 19 avril 2018
  • ISBN (Édition imprimée) : 9781783744039
  • ISBN électronique : 9791036500817
  • Nombre de pages : 356 p.

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