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The Impact of Evolutionary Psychology and Research into Racial/Ethnic Difference into the Theory, Practice, and Teaching of International Relations

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One of the more controversial trends in psychology and sociology is the growing acceptance of biological differences between racial and/or ethnic populations as a explanatory variable for differences in behavior and achievement. Sociobiology and evolutionary psychology have been condemned as implicitly conservative and contrary to the "emancipatory project" of many social scientists. Nevertheless, data continues to accumulate that indicates that there are identifiable central tendencies that vary among genetic groups, and that these differences have a substantial effect on actions and achievement. As a field, international relations is especially ill-prepared to deal with the theoretical and policy implications of analysis on the basis of genetic predispostion. How are we, as scholars and as educators, to research and teach about the role of objective genetic, racial and ethnic difference in international political economy and security without encouraging racism, or becoming racist outselves? Are some questions to be ignored because of the the potential political effects of the answers? Are some questions too dangerous to ask? This paper explores the impact of genetic approaches on the theory and practice of international relations, and argues for a position that conisders race to be more than a social category while denying it as an excuse for discrimination.
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McIntosh, Daniel. "The Impact of Evolutionary Psychology and Research into Racial/Ethnic Difference into the Theory, Practice, and Teaching of International Relations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA, Feb 28, 2007 <Not Available>. 2016-06-06 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p178531_index.html>

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McIntosh, D. , 2007-02-28 "The Impact of Evolutionary Psychology and Research into Racial/Ethnic Difference into the Theory, Practice, and Teaching of International Relations" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA <Not Available>. 2016-06-06 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p178531_index.html

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Abstract: One of the more controversial trends in psychology and sociology is the growing acceptance of biological differences between racial and/or ethnic populations as a explanatory variable for differences in behavior and achievement. Sociobiology and evolutionary psychology have been condemned as implicitly conservative and contrary to the "emancipatory project" of many social scientists. Nevertheless, data continues to accumulate that indicates that there are identifiable central tendencies that vary among genetic groups, and that these differences have a substantial effect on actions and achievement. As a field, international relations is especially ill-prepared to deal with the theoretical and policy implications of analysis on the basis of genetic predispostion. How are we, as scholars and as educators, to research and teach about the role of objective genetic, racial and ethnic difference in international political economy and security without encouraging racism, or becoming racist outselves? Are some questions to be ignored because of the the potential political effects of the answers? Are some questions too dangerous to ask? This paper explores the impact of genetic approaches on the theory and practice of international relations, and argues for a position that conisders race to be more than a social category while denying it as an excuse for discrimination.


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