Primitive War and the Ethnological Inventory Project

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Unformatted text preview: Dennen, J.M.G. van, 1990. "Primitive War and the Ethnological Inventory Project ," in Sociobiology and Conflict, J. van der Dennen and V. Falger, eds., pp. 247-272. J.M.G. van der Dennen (1990) of the University of Groningen in The Netherlands has developed The Ethnological Inventory Project which surveys some 100,000 articles and books on "primitive" societies to assess which ones had war and which did not. In the appendices to his 1990 chapter, he lists about 163 societies as peaceful (pp. 265-269) and suggests that there may be well over 2,000 societies without war (p. 259). Van der Dennen also cites extensive references to the literature concerning peaceful societies (p. 252) and discusses the legacy of intellectual history on the topic including Hobbes and Rousseau (pp. 250-253). He pursues the presence of war because he says it is impossible to prove the absence of war (= peace) (p. 259)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course PACE 345 taught by Professor Brucebarnes during the Spring '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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