The Micro-Foundations of International Relations Theory: Psychology and Behavioral Economics

  title={The Micro-Foundations of International Relations Theory: Psychology and Behavioral Economics},
  author={Janice Gross Stein},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={S249 - S263}
  • J. Stein
  • Published 1 April 2017
  • Psychology
  • International Organization
Abstract Almost forty years ago, a small group of scholars drew on cognitive psychology to explain anomalous patterns of behavior by leaders on issues of international security. Although it made significant contributions to theory and research, that scholarship did not diffuse broadly into the field. Drawing on concepts in psychology and behavioral economics, research that uses new methods is now producing a wave of scholarship in international relations exemplified by the work in this special… 
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