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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and to form networks and hence organizational clusters . Basically , it is argued
that individuals form bonds on genetic , environmental , and ultimately
neurobiological grounds . This bonding process is examined within an
Jay goes on to observe that objective qualifications alone would be “ all very well
if we were appointing solitaries , ” but if a candidate is to join an existing
organizational group “ then all the appropriate qualifications in the world will not ...
Next to the leader , then , the lieutenant determines the organizational
psychostructure . 8 Aside from the likelihood that any leader will have a complex
and multifaceted personality , which will be reflected in his or her personnel
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