Developing alternatives to war

Insights from anthropological research
  • Douglas P. Fry


With its cross-cultural, millennia-spanning perspective on humanity, anthropology provides various insights relevant to developing alternatives to war. In this chapter, I will first consider the general yet crucial insight that human nature does not make war inevitable. Next, I will discuss several more specific anthropological recommendations for promoting peace.


Human Nature Conflict Management Internal Peace Authority Structure Intergroup Conflict 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas P. Fry
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  1. 1.Developmental PsychologyÅbo Akademi UniversityVasaFinland
  2. 2.Bureau of Applied Research in AnthropologyUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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