Toward a New Dimension in the Study of Political Behavior: An Analysis of Biopolitical Theory and Quantitative Methodology as an Approach to the Study of Politics
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Orville D. Menard
Dr. John T. Farr
Dr. Richard Overfield
In recent years, a number of popular books have contributed to an awareness of apparent similarities between human behavior and the behavior of other animals. Writers such as Robert Ardery, Desmond Morris and Konrad Lorenz have seemingly taken a great leap of faith when drawing their comparisons between observed non-human behavior and the behavior of Homo Sapiens. As a result of the controversy generated by such writings, few have realized or considered the true utility of a bioevolutionary approach for the social sciences. In the past few years, however, Peter Corning, James Davies, Thomas Thorson, and others have speculated on the utility of such an approach for the social sciences in general and for political science in particular.
Wiig, Douglas Martin, "Toward a New Dimension in the Study of Political Behavior: An Analysis of Biopolitical Theory and Quantitative Methodology as an Approach to the Study of Politics" (1973). Student Work. 2214.
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A Thesis Presented to the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright Douglas Martin Wiig July, 1973