Cultural evolution and conflict resolution

Wisconsin Sociologist Vol/Iss. 23 Published In Pages: 4-14
By Shiels, Dean


This study examines why conflict emerges and how societies resolve it. The authors posit that increasing societal scale and differentiation create more potential for conflict but also more complex forms of conflict resolution. Analysis supports this theory, showing that measures of cultural complexity are positively associated with legal mechanisms for conflict resolution.

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