Behavioral IR: Practical Suggestions

  title={Behavioral IR: Practical Suggestions},
  author={Patrick Macgill James},
  journal={International Studies Review},
  • P. James
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • International Studies Review
Mintz in the previous essay in this Forum advocates a potentially exciting addition to the disciplinary matrix of IR: the creation of Behavioral IR. Such a subfield would recognize the value of going beyond rational choice as a vision of human behavior, while at the same time seeking to complement rather than eliminate that way of looking at the world. Behavioral IR, according to Mintz, also would bring greater unity and coherence to approaches from political psychology that have proven to be… 
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