Recent discoveries in the life sciences have had implications that affect political philosophy, political science, and practical policy. The diverse aspects of these interactions have been incorporated into a broad interdisciplinary field of research, referred to as biopolitics. Different interpretations of biopolitics have been suggested by scholars around the globe. In the author’s opinion, they all are summed up in the overarching definition: biopolitics is the totality of all kinds of interactions between the life sciences and politics, including both the political impact of biology and the biological implications of politics.
This issue is discussed in detail in the What's Biopolitics section of this webpage.
Despite the diversity of interpretations of this term suggested by various scholars, special emphasis should be placed on the area of research that deals with the evolutionary factors of human political behavior. This area is one of the central – and most controversial – subfields of biopolitics.