Genes, Brains, and Politics: Self-selection and Social Life
Praeger, 1993 - 193 sidor
White moves from a simple proposition maintaining that all individuals seek suitable surroundings to propose a provocative approach to social and political action. Rooting his position in modern life sciences and particularly in sociobiology and neurobiology, he establishes an IMPish model that is interactional, mentalist, and populational. Interactional in that both heredity and environment are credited for due influence on individuals' traits; mentalist in that individuals' actions can be purposeful rather than simply determined; and populational in his insistence that the unique persona must not be slighted in the rush to fashion statistics.
Applying his behavioral principles most notably relevant to self-selection and using examples derived from modern political action, White examines the importance of these fundamental orientations in the social and political orders. The work has implications for policy assessment and re-formulation. It constitutes a challenge to much of the widely accepted contemporary political theory and public policy approaches.
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If we return to early 1973 , we discover an event that inspired just such an anti -
ERA opposition . It consisted initially of a backlash directed against the January
1973 Roe v . Wade decision of the Supreme Court which legalized abortion ...
159 ) , each side of the abortion question has “ an internally inherent and
mutually shared view of the world that is tacit , never fully articulated , and , most
importantly , completely at odds with the world view held by their opponents . ”
The pro ...
Just as they initiated abortion reform in California ( Luker 1984 ) and a number of
other urban states before Roe , they initiated the ERA . But the limitation of their
cosmopolitan orientation , as already noted , is their urban , national focus ; that ...
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