First Nation Transition

  • Tim Gooding


Useful theories have roots deep in reality. This work was inspired through witnessing the impact of transforming a First Nations community into a capitalistic community. As intended, the community, in aggregate, got richer. However, community rifts intensified, with some people feeling as if they had been bypassed altogether. In fact, many of the endemic ‘modern’ problems found fertile ground in the newly capitalistic community. In searching for practical answers to what I was witnessing, a key research question came into being: in practical terms, what is the root cause of persistent problems plaguing modern societies?


First nation Economic transition Inequality Modern problems Emergent behaviour Evolutionary prerequisites Research question 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Gooding
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  1. 1.Kingston UniversityKingston upon ThamesUK

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