Ideology and Warefare: Evolutionary Perspectives available in Hardcover
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Violent ethno-nationalist conflicts continue to mar the history of the twentieth century; yet no satisfactory answer to the question of why humans are susceptible to indoctrination by ideologies that lead to inter-group hostility has so far been found. In this volume an international team of leading scientists from many different fields approach this complex issue from a biological perspective, treating indoctrinability as a predisposition that has its roots in humanity's evolutionary past.
About the Author
Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Frank K. Salter, Forschungsstelle für Humanethologie, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.
Table of Contents
Part I: Evolutionary Precursors and Models
Part II: Contemporary Hunter- Gatherers
Part III: Individual Behavioural Mechanisms
Part IV: Group Processes
Part V: Institutional and Symbolic Mechanisms
Part VI: Indoctrination and Ethics.