The constitutional history of the American colonists and the Iroquois Confederacy sheds new light on the dynamics of group decision-making. It shows that the scope of government tends to grow as the requirements for consensus weaken, and that changes in rule-making procedures provoke people to adopt new strategies for pursuing their goals.
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