Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Understand the motivations that lead to the establishment of government, aka Bobsville.
  • Describe the importance of collective action in Bobsville.
  • On threat of banishment, define the different types of security.
  • Explain the concept of power.
  • Now describe the relationship of anarchy and power.
  • Go to the opposite extreme, and describe the context of hierarchy.
  • Describe how alliances work, on Gilligan’s Island, Game of Thrones, or real life.
  • Identify the factors that go into determining who’s in a group and how the members interact.