Farming and Fighting: An Empirical Analysis of the Ecological-Evolutionary Theory of the Incidence of Warfare

Structure and Dynamics Vol/Iss. 5(2) Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences Irvine, CA Published In Pages: 1-33
By Eff, E. Anthon, Routon, Philip W.


In this article, the authors seek to reevaluate Nolan's (2003) study on the primary determinants of war. They reanalyze his hypotheses with what they claim are more robust measures and methodology. They conclude that there is only a little evidence supporting Nolan's theories, that more productive echnology and higher population density predict war, and that overall ecological-evolutionary and sociopolitical explanations of war are equally supported by empirical data.


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Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)by other researchers

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