The Evolution Of Cooperation

Author by : Robert Axelrod
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : The Evolution of Cooperation provides valuable insights into the age-old question of whether unforced cooperation is ever possible. Widely praised and much-discussed, this classic book explores how cooperation can emerge in a world of self-seeking egoists-whether superpowers, businesses, or individuals-when there is no central authority to police their actions. The problem of cooperation is central to many different fields. Robert Axelrod recounts the famous computer tournaments in which the "cooperative" program Tit for Tat recorded its stunning victories, explains its application to a broad spectrum of subjects, and suggests how readers can both apply cooperative principles to their own lives and teach cooperative principles to others.


Origins Of Altruism And Cooperation

Author by : Robert W. Sussman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book is about the evolution and nature of cooperation and altruism in social-living animals, focusing especially on non-human primates and on humans. Although cooperation and altruism are often thought of as ways to attenuate competition and aggression within groups, or are related to the action of “selfish genes”, there is increasing evidence that these behaviors are the result of biological mechanisms that have developed through natural selection in group-living species. This evidence leads to the conclusion that cooperative and altruistic behavior are not just by-products of competition but are rather the glue that underlies the ability for primates and humans to live in groups. The anthropological, primatological, paleontological, behavioral, neurobiological, and psychological evidence provided in this book gives a more optimistic view of human nature than the more popular, conventional view of humans being naturally and basically aggressive and warlike. Although competition and aggression are recognized as an important part of the non-human primate and human behavioral repertoire, the evidence from these fields indicates that cooperation and altruism may represent the more typical, “normal”, and healthy behavioral pattern. The book is intended both for the general reader and also for students at a variety of levels (graduate and undergraduate): it aims to provide a compact, accessible, and up-to-date account of the current scholarly advances and debates in this field of study, and it is designed to be used in teaching and in discussion groups. The book derived from a conference sponsored by N.S.F., the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Washington University Committee for Ethics and Human Values, and the Anthropedia Foundation for the study of well-being.


Though All Things Differ

Author by : Eva Wollenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : CIFOR
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Description : Pluralism is a political belief that acknowledges individuals’ rights to pursue their interests, but requires society to resolve differences where they infringe upon each other. This guide shows how pluralism helps people to value social differences and provides clear principles and rules about how to coordinate those differences. The guide reviews pluralism’s origins, key elements and strengths and weaknesses. It examines how people think about differences, including the psychological obstacles that cause us to exclude or ignore others. Practices are examined with examples drawn from forest-related contexts: legal pluralism, multistakeholder processes and diversity in work teams. Questions are provided to help the reader assess and practice pluralism in their own settings. The guide concludes that understanding the political assumptions and principles of pluralism can enrich our understanding of current practices to develop fundamentally new approaches to forest decision-making.


Learning To Cooperate Cooperating To Learn

Author by : R. Hertz-Lazarowitz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Cooperation In Wireless Networks Principles And Applications

Author by : Frank H. P. Fitzek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications covers the underlying principles of cooperative techniques as well as several applications demonstrating the use of such techniques in practical systems. The book is written in a collaborative manner by several authors from Asia, America, and Europe. This book puts into one volume a comprehensive and technically rich appraisal of the wireless communications scene from a cooperation point of view.


Cooperation In Primates And Humans

Author by : Peter M Kappeler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book examines the many facets of cooperative behavior in primates and humans as some of the world’s leading experts review and summarize the state-of-the-art of theoretical and empirical studies of cooperation. This book is the first to bridge the gap between parallel research in primatology and studies of humans. Comparative as this approach is, it highlights both common principles and aspects of human uniqueness with respect to cooperative behavior.


Inter Municipal Cooperation In Europe

Author by : Rudie Hulst
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This book presents an overview of inter-municipal cooperation in eight European countries. Each country study sketches its attendant forms, their institutional design, the tasks and competencies attributed to joint authorities of municipalities and the way inter-municipal cooperation operates in practice. Both performance and democratic aspects of cooperation are recurring topics.


European Development Cooperation

Author by : Paul Hoebink
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amsterdam University Press
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Description : Annotation. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789089643100. This title is available in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.


International Handbook Of Cooperative Law

Author by : Dante Cracogna
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : The degree of development reached by cooperatives of different sectors throughout the world, which among others led to the UN declaring 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, needs to be accompanied by a similar development of corresponding legislation. To this end, a better knowledge of cooperative law from the comparative point of view, as has already been established for other types of enterprises, becomes of great importance. This book strives to fill this gap, and is divided into four parts. The first part offers an analytic and conceptual framework with which to understand, study and assess cooperative law from a transnational and comparative perspective. The second part includes several chapters dealing with attempts to harmonize cooperative laws. The third part contains an overview of more than 30 national cooperative laws, while the last part summarizes and compares these national cooperative laws, thus laying the foundation for a comparative cooperative law doctrine.


Frequently Asked Questions On A Human Rights Based Approach To Development Cooperation

Author by : United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Languange : en
Publisher by : United Nations Publications
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Description : The congruence between human rights and development theory has never been more striking. Poverty and inequities between and within countries are now the gravest human rights concerns that we face. As the Secretary-General underscored in his 2005 reform report "In larger freedom", the challenges of human rights, development and security are so closely entwined that none can be tackled effectively in isolation. This publication aims to clarify how the goals of human rights and development can be achieved through more effective development cooperation, within wider strategies and coalitions for change.s


European Development Cooperation

Author by : Paul Hoebink
Languange : en
Publisher by : Amsterdam University Press
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Description : Annotation. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789089643100. This title is available in the OAPEN Library - http://www.oapen.org.


Understanding Autonomous Cooperation And Control In Logistics

Author by : Michael Hülsmann
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : One of the great challenges in flexible production and supply chains is the availability of necessary information at any time and place. Autonomous logistics processes can bring about fast and flexible adaptations to change. This book identifies autonomous logistics processes and details how they differ from conventionally managed processes. Coverage also describes the changes that autonomy will cause in order processing.


Deepening Economic Cooperation Between India And Sri Lanka

Author by : Indra Nath Mukherji
Languange : en
Publisher by : Asian Development Bank
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Description : This book analyzes the performance and impact of the India-Sri Lanka free trade agreement over the past decade and suggests the way forward. India became an important source of imports for Sri Lanka immediately after the implementation of the free trade agreement. Bilateral trade between the countries increased steadily thereafter, with Sri Lankan commodities finding a large market in India. The composition of trade also changed with an increased number of new goods being traded. The book computes indices and suggests scope for deepening economic cooperation between the two countries by pruning the negative lists for trade in goods, identifying potential investment, and suggesting policies for expanding cooperation in services.


Case Study On South South Cooperation Prc Adb Knowledge Sharing Platform

Author by : Asian Development Bank
Languange : en
Publisher by : Asian Development Bank
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Description : This publication showcases the beginnings of the People‘s Republic of China–Asian Development Bank knowledge sharing platform, its context, activities, challenges, and lessons learned. It concludes by mapping out the next steps to bring it to its strategic mission.


Organization Of The Black Sea Economic Cooperation

Author by : Engin SABANCI
Languange : en
Publisher by : Engin Sabancı
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Description : Countries in the Black Sea Basin established BSEC seeking a region-wide solution to their common problems with a sense of political and economic belonging to the Black Sea. Member states joined the cooperation without considering settling their problems and demands in a satisfying manner. They were quite pleased with the idea to balance their interests instead of settling their security concerns.