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Book Reviews : Decision-Making as an Approach, to the Study of International Politics. By RICHARD C. SNYDER, H. W. BRUCK, and BURTON SAPIN. (Princeton: Princeton University. Organizational Behavior Section. 1954. Pp. vi, 120.)

Political Research Quarterly , Volume 8 (1): 110 – Mar 1, 1955

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Copyright © 1955 by SAGE Publications
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1065-9129
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10.1177/106591295500800107
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Book Reviews : Decision-Making as an Approach, to the Study of International Politics. By RICHARD C. SNYDER, H. W. BRUCK, and BURTON SAPIN. (Princeton: Princeton University. Organizational Behavior Section. 1954. Pp. vi, 120.)

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Book ReviewsDecision-Making as an Approach, to the Study of International Politics. By RICHARD C. SNYDER, H. W. BRUCK, and BURTON SAPIN. (Princeton: Princeton University. Organizational Behavior Section. 1954. Pp. vi, 120.) SAGE Publications, Inc.1955DOI: 10.1177/106591295500800107 Martin B.JRTravis Stanford University Specialists in international relations would argue as to whether their field is indeed a discipline and as to the value of a scientific analysis of nonrational, cultural, and social influences. The welter of information and the confusion of various approaches have created difficulties for Quincy Wright, who describes the field as an "emerging discipline" in his forthcoming Study of International Relations. But contemporary scholars have evidenced even greater anxiety over the encroachments being made by the "behavioral" sciences into their traditionally accepted economic, legal, power, and historical approaches to this loosely jointed specialty. Nevertheless Quincy Wright, Karl Deutsch, and Princeton's international relations specialists represented by the authors under review, are among those who have interested themselves in the development of a systematic framework from a scientific point of view. The authors of this admittedly introductory monograph recognize the need for a conceptual framework at the middle level of generalization. While Karl W. Deutsch has elaborated such a theory for
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