The Nature of Politics

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Yale University Press, 1989 - Social Science - 298 pages
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Drawing on evidence from the sciences, Masters (government, Dartmouth College) explores the idea that politics is a natural phenomenon with many parallels in the natural world. Among the varied topics he examines from this perspective are the nature of human selfishness and altruism, participation in social groups, and the evolution of language and culture. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  

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Contents

PARTI Human Nature
1
Social Behavior
29
Society Language and Cultural Change
69
Politics as a Biological Phenomenon
117
The Nature of the State
153
Political Philosophy and Justice
185
The Biology of Social Participation
213
Epilogue
234
Notes
251
References
263
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Masters is a Nelson A. Rockefeller Professor of Government at Dartmouth College

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