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The Application of Evolutionary Psychology to Public Administration and Policy Alternatives

  • Korean Society and Public Administration
  • Abbr : KSPA
  • 2007, 18(1), pp.97-118
  • Publisher : Seoul Association For Public Administration
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Administration

Heung-Sik Park 1

1대전대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Public administration applies the multidisciplinary theories of social and natural science to government operations. Biology and psychology, for example, represented as 'ecology' and 'behaviorism', have had significant impacts on the field of public administration. The contribution of Darwin's evolutionary theory has provided a revolutionary paradigm effecting to social science at large as well as biology. However, research based upon evolutionary perspectives have done little in the field of public administration. This study attempts to apply theories of evolutionary psychology to public administration and suggests such policy alternatives as family, woman, decentralization, and social contract.

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