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Title Welfare, ethnicity, and altruism : new findings and evolutionary theory / editor, Frank Salter
Published London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 341 pages) : illustrations
Series Cass series--nationalism and ethnicity, 1462-9755
Cass series--nationalism and ethnicity. 1462-9755
Contents Symposium target paper in broader context / Frank Kemp Salter -- Urban begging and ethnic nepotism in Russia / Marina Butovskaya [and others] -- Ethnic diversity, population size, and charitable giving at the local level in the United States / James N. Schubert and Michael J. Tweed -- Ethnic heterogeneity and public spending / Stephen K. Sanderson -- Exploratory comparative study of the relationship between ethnic heterogeneity and welfare politics / Tatu Vanhanen -- Reconciling the differences between Sanderson's and Vanhanen's results / Stephen K. Sanderson and Tatu Vanhanen -- Ethnolinguistic diversity, government, and growth / William A. Masters and Margaret S. McMillan -- Ethnic diversity, foreign aid, economic growth, population policy, welfare, inequality, conflict and the costs of globalism / Frank Salter -- Limits of chimpanzee charity / Linda F. Marchant -- Selfish co-operation, loyalty structures, and proto-ethnocentrism in inter-group agonistic behaviour / J.M.G. van der Dennen -- Canadian welfare policy and ethnopolitics / Patrick James -- Why welfare states rise -- and fall / Roger D. Masters -- Ethnicity, the problem of differential altruism, and international multiculturalism / Irenaus Eibl-Eibesfeldt -- Affirmative action / Pierre L. van den Berghe -- Evolutionary deficit in mainstream political theory of welfare and ethnicity / Frank Salter
Summary "This book brings together a distinguished group of scholars: evolutionary biologists; political scientists; sociologists; anthropologists; economists; primatologists; and human ethologists. Contributors examine how ethnic diversity can affect the level of welfare and cross-ethnic charitableness at both national and cross-national levels, in industrial and tribal societies. A study of meat-sharing in chimpanzees provides a cross-species comparison." "This book breaks new ground in advancing our understanding of multicultural politics, ethnic competition and conflict."--Jacket
Notes Presents findings based on the symposium "Welfare, Ethnicity, and Altruism: Bringing in Evolutionary Theory," hosted by the Werner Reimers Foundation in Bad Homburg, Germany, 10-13 February 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Altruism -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.
Ethnicity -- Congresses.
Ethnocentrism -- Congresses.
Multiculturalism -- Congresses.
Sociobiology -- Congresses.
Public welfare -- Cross-cultural studies -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Salter, Frank K.
ISBN 1135772339 (electronic bk.)
9781135772338 (electronic bk.)