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Feeling like a state: social emotion and identity
  • J. Mercer
  • Psychology
  • International Theory
  • 9 October 2014
Can one use emotion at anything other than the individual level of analysis? Emotion happens in biological bodies, not in the space between them, and this implies that group emotion is nothing but aExpand
Emotional Beliefs
  • J. Mercer
  • International Organization
  • 1 January 2010
Abstract A belief in alien abduction is an emotional belief, but so is a belief that Iran intends to build nuclear weapons, that one's country is good, that a sales tax is unjust, or that FrenchExpand
Rationality and Psychology in International Politics
  • J. Mercer
  • Psychology
  • International Organization
  • 1 January 2005
The ubiquitous yet inaccurate belief in international relations scholarship that cognitive biases and emotion cause only mistakes distorts the field's understanding of the relationship betweenExpand
▪ Abstract Prospect theory is the most influential behavioral theory of choice in the social sciences. Its creators won a Nobel Prize in economics, and it is largely responsible for the booming fieldExpand
Anarchy and identity
Is there escape from a self-help system? Realists say no. They assume states are egoistic actors in anarchy; this means states must either look out for themselves or risk destruction: structureExpand
A Mark of Distinction: Branding and Trade Mark Law in the UK from the 1860s
The development of branding is a neglected theme in business history. This article examines the emergence on a large scale of the unique product brand name - distinct from a company name or productExpand
Human nature and the first image: emotion in international politics
Analysts commonly view emotion as irrational, as part of human nature, and therefore as part of a first-image approach to politics. However, emotion is necessary to rationality and first-image andExpand
The Myth of the North American City: Continentalism Challenged
On comparing American and Canadian cities Values and culture: a context for comparing American and Canadian cities Social and demographic structures in Canada and the United States EconomicExpand
Canadian Cities and their Immigrants: New Realities
Following new federal regulations and procedures introduced in the 1960s, the nature of immigrant flows to Canada has changed radically. Over the last two decades, the immigrant population hasExpand