Collective action problems in offensive and defensive warfare

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    Abstract

    A collective action problem exists not only in offensive warfare, but also in defensive situations. The collective action problem is dealt with in the same way in offensive and defensive warfare: by strong leadership, discipline, rewards and punishments, strong group identification, strict religiosity, and intolerance of deviants. This behavior is explained in terms of evolutionary psychology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere122
    JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
    Volume42
    ISSN0140-525X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

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