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Political Science and Biology: Then, Now, and Next

aSouthern Illinois University, USA
bPenn State Harrisburg, USA

Biopolitics at 50 Years

ISBN: 978-1-80262-108-2, eISBN: 978-1-80262-107-5

Publication date: 21 November 2022


Biology and Politics (or Biopolitics) has been a part of the political science firmament since the 1960s. Over time, it has become less an odd outlier in the discipline and more a tolerated (and sometimes respected) part of the enterprise. After about 50 years of existence, this is a proper time to reflect on where biopolitics has been, where it is now, and where it might go as an academic endeavor. Indeed, some have said that the best step would for biopolitics to no longer be seen as a special, narrow part of political science – but a part of every field in the discipline, integrated into the larger world of the study of politics.



Somit, A. and Peterson, S.A. (2022), "Political Science and Biology: Then, Now, and Next", Wohlers, T. and Fletcher, A. (Ed.) Biopolitics at 50 Years (Research in Biopolitics, Vol. 13), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 9-26.



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