Genetics and politics: a review for the social scientist

Adam Lockyer*, Peter K. Hatemi

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford handbook of evolution, biology, and society
EditorsRosemary L. Hopcroft
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780190299323
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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