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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658 ) writes , “ was in putting political loyaltyfirst to Mitchell , later to Haldeman
and Ehrlichman - ahead of his oath to office . To sum up , then , we find two major
kinds of social attachments in society : ( 1 ) those quantitatively based genetically
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similar in a way to that of Cathy and Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights — Cathy
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Dulles , director of the CIA during the Eisenhower years , writes ( 1963 , p . 175 )
that while the motivation of the intelligence officer is “ a deeper thing than a mere
longing for excitement ” and “ a sense of adventure , ” these do play a role and ...
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