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Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134046/ted-schrecker-and-clare-bambra-how-politics-makes-us-sick-neoliberal-epidemics-ted-schrecker-and-clare-bambra-how-politics-makes-us-sick-neoliberal-epidemics-new-york-ny-palgrave-macmillan-2015-167-pages-isbn-978-1-137-46306-7-hardcover-110-00
#1
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134045/how-do-we-die
#2
Bonnie Stabile, Aubrey Grant
Within the next two decades, the elderly population in the United States will reach its zenith, comprising 73 million individuals, 20 percent of the nation, the baby boomers' final surge. The process of their dying may become contentious. Should policymakers and bioethicists be satisfied with our current approach to dying, or should they begin now to reconceptualize it? We distill end-of-life discussions in the bioethics literature and popular press, paying particular attention to physician-assisted suicide and its uptake where legal...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134044/gender-risk-assessment-and-political-ambition
#3
Jennie Sweet-Cushman
In the United States, women have long held the right to vote and can participate fully in the political process, and yet they are underrepresented at all levels of elected office. Worldwide, men's dominance in the realm of politics has also been the norm. To date, scholars have focused on supply-side and demand-side explanations of women's underrepresentation but differences in how men and women assess electoral risk (the risk involved in seeking political office) are not fully explained. To fill this gap, I explore how evolutionary theory offers insights into gendered differences in political ambition and the evaluation of electoral risk...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134043/disinformation-squared-was-the-hiv-from-fort-detrick-myth-a-stasi-success-corrigendum
#4
Erhard Geissler, Robert Hunt Sprinkle
Doi: 10.2990/32_2_2 , published by Association for Politics and the Life Sciences at Texas Tech University and the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, October 2013.
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134042/on-recent-advances-in-human-engineering-provocative-trends-in-embryology-genetics-and-regenerative-medicine
#5
Roman Anton
Advances in embryology, genetics, and regenerative medicine regularly attract attention from scientists, scholars, journalists, and policymakers, yet implications of these advances may be broader than commonly supposed. Laboratories culturing human embryos, editing human genes, and creating human-animal chimeras have been working along lines that are now becoming intertwined. Embryogenic methods are weaving traditional in vivo and in vitro distinctions into a new "in vivitro" (in life in glass) fabric. These and other methods known to be in use or thought to be in development promise soon to bring society to startling choices and discomfiting predicaments, all in a global effort to supply reliably rejuvenating stem cells, to grow immunologically non-provocative replacement organs, and to prevent, treat, cure, or even someday eradicate diseases having genetic or epigenetic mechanisms...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134041/the-political-implications-of-epigenetics-emerging-narratives-and-ideologies
#6
Shea K Robison
BACKGROUND: Epigenetics, which is just beginning to attract public attention and policy discussion, challenges conventional understanding of gene-environment interaction and intergenerational inheritance and perhaps much more besides. QUESTION: Does epigenetics challenge modern political ideologies? METHODS: I analyzed the narratives of obesity and epigenetics recently published in the more liberal New York Times and the more conservative Wall Street Journal...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134040/reproductive-policy-and-the-social-construction-of-motherhood
#7
Stabile Bonnie
BACKGROUND: Reproductive technologies allow women to embrace or forgo motherhood, but a woman's ability to make autonomous reproductive choices depends on access to these technologies. In the United States, public policies - laws, regulations, appropriations, and rulings - have either broadened or narrowed this access. QUESTION: Have U.S. public policies affecting reproductive choices conformed to attitudinal distinctions about motherhood itself? METHODS: I identified policies covering infertility, contraception, and abortion and examined them contextually within the Ingram-Schneider social construction framework...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378026/global-inequality-as-a-consequence-of-human-diversity-a-new-theory-tested-by-empirical-evidence-tatu-vanhanen-global-inequality-as-a-consequence-of-human-diversity-a-new-theory-tested-by-empirical-evidence-london-ulster-institute-for-public-research-2014-203
#8
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378025/our-political-nature-the-evolutionary-origins-of-what-divides-us-avi-tuschman-our-political-nature-the-evolutionary-origins-of-what-divides-us-amherst-ny-prometheus-books-2013-543-pages-isbn-978-1-61614-823-2-hardcover-24-95
#9
Paul Vasholz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378024/avant-garde-politician-leaders-for-a-new-epoch-yehezkel-dror-avant-garde-politician-leaders-for-a-new-epoch-washington-dc-westphalia-press-2014-350-pages-isbn-978-1935907855-softcover-17-50
#10
Shea K Robison
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378023/demographic-variation-in-how-the-social-brain-processes-news-messages
#11
M A Irene Ingeborg van Driel, Maria Elizabeth Grabe, M A Ozen Bas, Mariska Kleemans
A high capacity for visual perception distinguishes Homo sapiens from other primates. This human ability to detect social cues and retain visual records of social networks has been tested mostly with static facial images in laboratory settings. However, media consumption has become closely entangled with the way social life is navigated. Therefore, the study reported here tested demographic differences (gender and education) in visual information processing of social and nonsocial objects featured in audiovisual news content...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378022/evolutionary-institutionalism
#12
Dr Kai Fürstenberg
BACKGROUND: Institutions are hard to define and hard to study. Long prominent in political science have been two theories: Rational Choice Institutionalism (RCI) and Historical Institutionalism (HI). Arising from the life sciences is now a third: Evolutionary Institutionalism (EI). Comparative strengths and weaknesses of these three theories warrant review, and the value-to-be-added by expanding the third beyond Darwinian evolutionary theory deserves consideration. QUESTION: Should evolutionary institutionalism expand to accommodate new understanding in ecology, such as might apply to the emergence of stability, and in genetics, such as might apply to political behavior? METHODS: Core arguments are reviewed for each theory with more detailed exposition of the third, EI...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378021/shaking-the-tyrant-s-bloody-robe
#13
Jordan Kiper, Richard Sosis
Group violence, despite much study, remains enigmatic. Its forms are numerous, its proximate causes myriad, and the interrelation of its forms and proximate causes poorly understood. We review its evolution, including preadaptations and selected propensities, and its putative environmental and psychological triggers. We then reconsider one of its forms, ethnoreligious violence, in light of recent discoveries in the behavioral and brain sciences. We find ethnoreligious violence to be characterized by identity fusion and by manipulation of religious traditions, symbols, and systems...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27378020/the-evolution-of-offensive-realism
#14
Dominic D P Johnson, D Phil, Bradley A Thayer
Offensive realism, a theory of international relations, holds that states are disposed to competition and conflict because they are self-interested, power maximizing, and fearful of other states. Moreover, it argues that states are obliged to behave this way because doing so favors survival in the international system. Debate continues as to whether modern states actually do, or should, behave in this way, but we are struck by a different question. In this article, we ask whether the three core assumptions about behavior in offensive realism-self-help, power maximization, and outgroup fear-have any basis in scientific knowledge about human behavioral evolution...
2016: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26742596/the-voyage-of-a-navigator-an-aspiring-scholar-s-inside-observations-on-the-affordable-care-act-s-rocky-roll-out-in-north-carolina
#15
Hollie L Tripp
North Carolina, a federally facilitated marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), stumbled in 2013 when opening its health-insurance exchange. Trouble was easy to foresee, as North Carolina had instituted a law barring any state agency from assisting enrollment in health-insurance plans made available through the ACA. Trained workers were needed to help citizens and legal immigrants "navigate" to these plans. Some of these "navigators" could be paid with federal funds, but many others had to work as volunteers...
2015: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26742595/the-affordable-care-act-and-assisted-reproductive-technology-use
#16
Patricia Stapleton, Daniel Skinner
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has prompted numerous gender and sexuality controversies. We describe and analyze those involving assisted reproductive technologies (ART). ART in the United States has been regulated in piecemeal fashion, with oversight primarily by individual states. While leaving state authority largely intact, the ACA federalized key practices by establishing essential health benefits (EHBs) that regulate insurance markets and prohibit insurance-coverage denials based on pre-existing conditions...
2015: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26742594/the-affordable-care-act-and-abortion-comparing-the-u-s-and-western-europe
#17
Deborah R McFarlane
The 2010 Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) treats abortion differently than any other health service, precluding public funding for abortion and imposing other restrictions on American states. To determine whether the ACA's abortion restrictions are uniquely American or have counterparts in other national health systems, this study employs a cross-sectional design comparing abortion restrictions in the ACA with those in 17 Western European countries. Using a six-item scale, the intensity of abortion restrictions is compared across Western European nations...
2015: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26742593/partisan-politics-or-public-health-need-an-empirical-analysis-of-state-choice-during-initial-implementation-of-the-affordable-care-act
#18
Martin Mayer, Robert Kenter, John C Morris
States' policy decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 have often been explained as predominantly, if not solely, partisan. Might rival explanations also apply? Using a cross-sectional 50-state regression model, we studied standard political variables coupled with public-health indicators. This work differs from existing research by employing a dependent variable of five additive measures of ACA support, examining the impact of both political and socioeconomic indicators on state policy decisions...
2015: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26742592/are-press-depictions-of-affordable-care-act-beneficiaries-favorable-to-policy-durability
#19
Jacqueline Chattopadhyay
BACKGROUND: If successfully implemented and enduring, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stands to expand health insurance access in absolute terms, reduce inter-group disparities in that access, and reduce exposure to the financial vulnerabilities illness entails. Its durability--meaning both avoidance of outright retrenchment and fidelity to its policy aims--is thus of scholarly interest. Past literature suggests that social constructions of a policy's beneficiaries may impact durability...
2015: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26742591/introduction-revisiting-the-affordable-care-act
#20
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Eileen Burgin
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2015: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
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