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  • 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

  • Making Sense of Drug Scarcity in the Cuban Revolution
  • 26 June 2019, Jennifer Lambe
  • What do we mean when we talk about “scarcity”? Is it an absolute or relative condition?   Observers of the 1959 Cuban Revolution have long relied on the category of scarcity to advance a variety of arguments.…...
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  • 17 June 2019, Maziyar Ghiabi
  • Discussions of Iran’s modern history are discussion about crisis. Since the outset of 20th century up until today, Iran went through two revolutions, two wars,...
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  • 24 May 2019, Laurent Bernhard
  • Author Laurent Bernhard introduces the recent title Debating Unemployment Policy: Political Communication and the Labour Market in Western Europe. In autumn 2008, the world has experienced a major financial and economic crisis: the Great Recession.…...

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