Biology and politics: An introduction

Albert Somit, Steven A. Peterson

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Purpose - The chapter provides background for the reader, lending context to the aims of this book. Design/methodology/approach - This chapter begins by placing the study of biology and politics in a larger framework. It also compares and contrasts the biological perspective of politics with the mainstream view. Finally, the chapter orients the reader by providing a brief summary of the volume's contents. Findings - An introductory chapter would seldom provide findings. However, its goal is to provide the reader with context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe World of Biology and Politics
Subtitle of host publicationOrganization and Research Areas
EditorsSteven Peterson, Albert Somit
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameResearch in Biopolitics
ISSN (Print)2042-9940

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Law


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