Evolution and Political Organization: The Evolutionary Logic of Constitutional Democracy
28 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2011
Date Written: September 2, 2011
A model of political systems is constructed based on the evolutionary logic of political equality. Adopting the concept of extended phenotypes, the evolution of constitutional democracy is posited as a counter strategy to parasitism and exploitation in large-scale political systems. Typologies resemble previous work on majoritarian and consensus democracy, but are based on different theoretical underpinnings, and have different implications for the evolution of constitutional democracy.
Keywords: democracy, evolution, constitutions, equality, classification
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