The Predator Culture: The Systemic Roots and Intent of Organised Violence [NOOK Book]

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Drawing on case studies of organized violence—ranging from territorial wars and colonial conquests to non-state variants such as organized crime—this record offers a general theory to account for the use of force in both the state and civil sectors of society. Challenging the popular views that the dominant forms of violence are due to failings of human nature, this volume suggests that the laws and institutions favoring an approach to property rights that encourage rent seeking are responsible. Addressing issues...

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The Predator Culture: The Systemic Roots and Intent of Organised Violence

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Overview

Drawing on case studies of organized violence—ranging from territorial wars and colonial conquests to non-state variants such as organized crime—this record offers a general theory to account for the use of force in both the state and civil sectors of society. Challenging the popular views that the dominant forms of violence are due to failings of human nature, this volume suggests that the laws and institutions favoring an approach to property rights that encourage rent seeking are responsible. Addressing issues such as genocide and the gap between the rich and poor, this record proposes policies to dismantle the incentives that nurture the resort to violence by redistributing power to the individual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780856833267
  • Publisher: Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 580 KB

Meet the Author

Fred Harrison is the executive director of the Land Research Trust in London. He is the author of Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depressing of 2010The Silver Bullet; and Wheels of Fortune: Self-Funding Infrastructure and the Free Market Case for a Land Tax.

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