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Failed States and Nation-Building: A Cultural Evolutionary Perspective

  • Author(s): Turchin, Peter
  • et al.
Abstract

This concluding article of the Special Issue on Failed States and Nation-Building argues that the science of social and cultural evolution can make valuable contributions to our collective capacity for peace- and state-building. It also reviews other papers in the Special Issue, and discusses how the different themes raised by the authors are tied together within the unifying theoretical framework of cultural evolution.

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