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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... One man ' s meat is another man ' s poison , ” has some application here .
Nonetheless , while the choices involved undoubtedly have a significant , and
perhaps overriding subjective component , they may also rest upon objective
In examining North ' s relationship with Bill Casey , Smith observes : “ North was
in awe of Casey as a spymaster and intellectual . And Casey evidently admired
North ' s can - do daring , and saw him as a soul - mate , perhaps even as a son .
The likely cosmopolitan character of these supporters is perhaps epitomized by
Betty Friedan , the founder of the National Organization of Women ( NOW ) and
one of the leading proponents of the ERA . Born and raised in Peoria , Illinois ,
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