Social organization matters!

The Human Potential for Peace: an anthropological challenge to assumptions about war and violence Oxford University Press New York, NY Published In Pages: 97-131
By Fry, Douglas P.


This chapter includes cross-cultural tests of the relationship between social complexity of hunter-gatherer groups and warfare. Results suggest that more complex and equestrian hunter-gatherer societies tend to be more war-like and less complex hunter gatherer societies tend to be more peaceful.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Standard Cross Cultural Sample (SCCS)Fry excludes feuding from a definition of warfare

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