Edited by Steven A. Peterson and Albert Somit
Chapter 29: Controversies in biology: implications for the study of biology and politics
There are new developments within biology and these have implications for political science generally and the study of biology and politics more narrowly. This chapter will look at four case studies: (1) individual selection versus other models; (2) the roots of altruism and their political implications; (3) the role of genes in politics; and (4) neuroimaging and politics. There is considerable debate within each of these issues, and this chapter will simply note the implications of such debates for the study of biopolitics.
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