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Support-Bargaining, Economics and Society
A Social Species

ISBN 9781138243583
Published December 8, 2016 by Routledge
320 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book 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.

Table of 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

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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.