Hierarchies

Here is an interesting piece about why social groups need some structure in decision making and pecking order. Whilst it takes an economic view of life and social structures and talks about costs and utilities, it does demonstrate that these ideas are not new because we have always made these type of structures in whatever society , group or interaction we are involved in.

http://www.evolvingai.org/files/2016_Mengistu_et_al_PLoSCB_EvolutionaryOriginsHierarchy.PDF