Richard E. Blanton – “Good Government, Past and Present”

Richard E. Blanton is among the foremost authorities in the social sciences on the subject of cooperation and collective action. He is the author of How Humans Cooperate: Confronting the Challenges of CollectiveAction (University Press of Colorado, 2016), Collective Action in the Formation of Pre-Modern States (Springer, 2008), Houses and Households: AComparative Study Plenum, 1994), and numerous other landmark works in anthropological archaeology and cross-cultural comparative research. He is past President of the Society for Economic Anthropology and Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.The lecture “Good Government, Past and Present” addresses questions about Western exceptionalism, the origins of democracy and authoritarianism, and how we account for good citizens and awful despots.The event is part of the department of anthropology Spring Speaker Series

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 4:00am

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 214
48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602

Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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