Perspective: repression of competition and the evolution of cooperation.

  title={Perspective: repression of competition and the evolution of cooperation.},
  author={Steven A. Frank},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  volume={57 4},
  • Steven A. Frank
  • Published 2003 in
    Evolution; international journal of organic…
Repression of competition within groups joins kin selection as the second major force in the history of life shaping the evolution of cooperation. When opportunities for competition against neighbors are limited within groups, individuals can increase their own success only by enhancing the efficiency and productivity of their group. Thus, characters that repress competition within groups promote cooperation and enhance group success. Leigh first expressed this idea in the context of fair… CONTINUE READING

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