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The World of Biology and Politics Vol: 11

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10 Oct 2013
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
250 pages - 152 x 229 x 23mm
Research in Biopolitics


This volume describes (a) the present academic and institutional status of Biopolitics and (b) the wide range of research areas that have emerged within the field. The Introduction puts into perspective the major differences and similarities between Biopolitics and more traditional approaches to political science in terms of basic concepts, scope, research methodology, and the resulting implications for public policy. The next two chapters focus on the institutions and organizations that have significantly influenced the structure and direction of the "movement." Chapter 4 describes how and why evolutionary theory has had an increasingly influential impact on political science. Chapters 5 through 9 are "case studies" of how biological perspectives have been productively used in several of the discipline's established "fields." Chapter 10 is a measured critical analysis of the enterprise and Chapter 11 looks at where biopolitics as a field might be moving.
About the contributors. Editorial Advisory Board. Biology and Politics: An Introduction. Biology and Politics as an Organizational Enterprise. Graduate Education in Biology and Politics. On the Evolutionary Roots of the Social Sciences. Neuropolitics and Political Science: Providing a Foundation for the Study of Politics. The Biopolitics of the Great Apes. Biopolicy: Can it Provide a New Paradigm?. Attempted Assassination and Presidential Achievement: The Case of Ronald Reagan. Toward an Evolutionary Synthesis of Individualist and Communist Anarchism: The Evolutionary Bases of Cooperation. Success or Failure? A Critical but Optimistic Evaluation of Biopolitics. The Politics of Evolutionary Theory and Biopolitics in the Future. The world of biology and politics: Organization and research areas. Research in Biopolitics. Research in Biopolitics. Copyright page. List of Contributors.

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