Social psychological dimensions of international conflict


Kelman, Herbert C. 2007. “Social psychological dimensions of international conflict.” U.S. Institute of Peace Press. U.S. Institute of Peace Press. Copy at
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Jan 1, 2007


Social-psychological concepts and findings have entered the mainstream of theory and research in international relations. Explorations of the social-psychological dimensions of international politics go back at least to the early 1930s. Research on foreign policy decision making and the cognitive, group, and organizational factors that help to shape it, negotiation and bargaining, enemy images, public opinion in the foreign policy process, deterrence and other forms of influence in international politics, and reconciliation draws extensively on social-psychological research and theory.

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