Tribal Social Instincts and the Cultural Evolution of Institutions to Solve Collective Action Problems

@inproceedings{Richerson2012TribalSI,
  title={Tribal Social Instincts and the Cultural Evolution of Institutions to Solve Collective Action Problems},
  author={Peter J. Richerson},
  year={2012}
}
Human social life is uniquely complex and diverse. Much of that complexity and diversity arises from culturally transmitted ideas, values and skills that underpin the operation of social norms and institutions that structure our social life. Considerable theoretical and empirical work has been devoted to the role of cultural evolutionary processes in the evolution of social norms and institutions. The most persistent controversy has been over the role of cultural group selection and gene… CONTINUE READING
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