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Global cooperation depends on the strength of local connections
Aeon
Format: Magazine Article
Publication Year: 2017
Source ID: shanti-sources-48886
Collection: Altruism
Abstract: The story of humanity is one of extraordinary cooperation but also terrible conflict. We come together to build cities, civilisations and cultures, but we also destroy these through violence against each other and degradation of our environment. Given that human nature is capable of both extremes, how can we design societies and institutions that help to bring out our better, more cooperative, instincts?