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Steven A. Peterson

Steven A. Peterson is Director of the School of Public Affairs and Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg.  His areas of research interest include American Politics, Public Policy, and the relationship of biology to politics.  He is on the Council of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences and serves as Vice-President and Secretary of the International Political Science Association Research Committee on Biology and Politics. He co-authored or co-edited such volumes as Evolutionary Theory and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2001), Research in Biopolitics (1996), The Dynamics of Evolution: The Punctuated Equilibrium Debate in the Natural and Social Sciences (1992), and, of course, the highly controversial Darwinism, Dominance, and Democracy (1997).

Works

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The Failure of Democratic Nation Building
Ideology Meets Evolution

Palgrave Macmillan
In this book, Somit and Peterson argue that humans are social primates with an innate tendency for hierarchical and authoritarian social and political...
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Human Nature and Public Policy
An Evolutionary Approach

Palgrave Macmillan
The essays in this collection explore the implications that the growing challenge from "evolutionary" concepts of human nature have in various policyareas and...
Steven A. Peterson

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