Darwinian Democracy? How evolutionary theory informs constitutional design


The study of biology and politics (or biopolitics) has gained considerable currency in recent years, as articles on the subject have appeared in mainstream journals and books on the subject have been well received. The literature has increased greatly since the 1960s and 1970s, when this specialization first made an appearance. This volume assesses the contributions of biology to political science.

Handbook of Biology and Politics, Edited by Steven A. Peterson, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Penn State Harrisburg and Albert Somit, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017
Michael Latner
Professor of Political Science

My research interests include voting rights, electoral system design, and representation.