Biopolitics is an emerging subdiscipline within the field of political science. The essay examines historical antecedents and delineates three categories of such works: 1) metaphor, 2) evolutionary/genetic influences on behavior, and 3) public policy implications. A number of problems with these works are noted. Finally, suggestions for the current interest in biopolitics are outlined, based upon the historical analysis.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences|
|State||Published - Oct 1976|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychology (miscellaneous)