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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

  • Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections
  • 03 January 2018, Andrea Benjamin
  • In my book, Racial Coalition Building in Local Elections: Elite Cues and Cross-Ethnic Voting, I explore how Black and Latino voters use cues from co-ethnic’s...
  • The Importance of Political Quotas in Rural India
  • 19 December 2017, Simon Chauchard
  • Quotas for disadvantaged groups, in politics and elsewhere, are implemented in more than 100 countries over the world. Because they are sometimes seen as violating...

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