The introduction of evolutionary theory, methods and approaches from genetics, genomics, epigenetics and molecular biology has substantially changed the way in which social scientists explore and understand the development and maintenance of political values and behaviours. In this chapter, we review the findings from the last ten years of empirical and theoretical studies that have explored how genetic factors account for some part of why people differ politically.
|Title of host publication||Oxford handbook of evolution, biology, and society|
|Editors||Rosemary L. Hopcroft|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Lockyer, A., & Hatemi, P. K. (2018). Genetics and politics: a review for the social scientist. In R. L. Hopcroft (Ed.), Oxford handbook of evolution, biology, and society (pp. 281-304). New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190299323.013.44