Incorporating Heterarchy into Theory on Socio-political Development: The Case from Southeast Asia

  title={Incorporating Heterarchy into Theory on Socio-political Development: The Case from Southeast Asia},
  author={Joyce C. White},
As archeological research in mainland Southeast Asia progresses beyond the pioneering stage, the emerging data pose a number of challenges to theories of socio-political development. Attempts to apply models assuming nested, conical, hierarchical progressions derivative from the band-tribe-chiefdom-state continuum often seem inadequate and somehow unable to account for the significant socio-political dynamics that are increasingly evident from the data. This chapter proposes that a shift in… 

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