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Subtitled, "How One Thing Leads To Another". An exploration of the age-old question: are there 'laws of nature' that guide human affairs?
Is there a 'physics of society'? Ranging from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, and across economics, sociology and psychology, this title shows how much we can understand of human behaviour when we cease to try to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals.