Professor James Tilley discusses how chimpanzee power struggles mirror human politics

James Tilley has presented an edition of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Analysis’ programme entitled ‘Primate Politics’.

In the programme James finds out what we can learn about politics from the power struggles within chimpanzee groups and how our evolutionary past may affect the political decisions that we make today.  Interviewing primatologists, evolutionary psychologists and political scientists, he explores the parallels between our political world and that of other primates.

The full programme can be heard here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cympw

James also wrote an article for the BBC on the same topic, which can be read here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41612352

Professor James Tilley is Professor of Politics and Fellow of Jesus College