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Politics and the Life Sciences
  • ISSN: 0730-9384 (Print), 1471-5457 (Online)
  • Editors: Margaret E. Kosal Georgia Institute of Technology, USA and Tony E. Wohlers Harford Community College, USA
  • Editorial board
Politics and the Life Sciences (PLS) is a biannual, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a global audience. PLS is the official journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, an American Political Science Association (APSA) Related Group and an American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) Member Society. PLS publishes original scholarly research at the intersection of political science and the life sciences. The topic range includes evolutionary and laboratory insights into political behavior, from decision-making to leadership, cooperation, and competition; evolutionary analysis of political intolerance and violence, from group conflict to warfare, terrorism, and torture; political and political-economic analysis of life-sciences research, health policy, agricultural and environmental policy, and biosecurity policy; philosophical analysis of bioethical controversies; and historical analysis of currently misunderstood issues at the intersection of the social and biological sciences. Contributors include political scientists, political psychologists, life scientists, clinicians, health-policy scholars, bioethicists, biosecurity and international-security experts, environmental scientists and ecological economists, moral and evolutionary philosophers, political and environmental historians, communications and public-opinion researchers, and legal scholars.

Cambridge Politics blog

  • Conflict in Cabinet
  • 21 February 2018, Christopher Hill
  • Margaret Thatcher was brought down by conflicts in Cabinet over Europe. Tony Blair dominated, and circumvented, his Cabinet over Iraq. Theresa May’s inner Cabinet...
  • On Parliament’s decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster
  • 09 February 2018, Edward J. Gillin
  • Edward J. Gillin, author of The Victorian Palace of Science, discusses the history of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament’s recent decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster, passed in the House of Commons by 236 to 220 votes, might not be that surprising given the estimated £5.6 billion cost of modernizing the building.  But historically speaking, this really is a surprise.…...

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