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Why Terrorism? Whose Terror?, Editor Mar 2010

Why Terrorism? Whose Terror?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author considers terrorism as a competitor for the legally constituted authority and power of governments.


Vestiges Of Communism And Personnel Security, Editor Sep 2002

Vestiges Of Communism And Personnel Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates several interpretive difficulties in employing personnel security criteria in the context of national security.


Democracy And Violence: A Review Of "The Democratic Experience And Political Violence", Editor Aug 2001

Democracy And Violence: A Review Of "The Democratic Experience And Political Violence", Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article is a book review of The Democratic Experience and Political Violence. The book was co-edited by David Rapoport, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles and Leonard Weinberg, Foundation Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno.


Terrorism As Defense, Defense As Terrorism, Editor Apr 2001

Terrorism As Defense, Defense As Terrorism, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some definitional complexities of the construct terrorism.


Falling Dominoes In 2001: Nuclear Weapons And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Mar 2001

Falling Dominoes In 2001: Nuclear Weapons And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes psychologies of inevitability and their foundations pertaining to nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.


Ideologies That Kill: One Way In, No Way Out, Editor Dec 2000

Ideologies That Kill: One Way In, No Way Out, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the phenomenon of ideology as an ineluctable trap from which there is no detour and no escape.


Trends. Head Count And Nuclear War: What To Believe, Editor Nov 2000

Trends. Head Count And Nuclear War: What To Believe, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses three significant conundrums that arise in planning to deter nuclear war: 1. decapitation of the strength of the opposition; 2. lack of clear ontological validity for nuclear weapons-related language; and 3. the simultaneity of deterrence and provocation in one action.


The Truth On Living In Truth, Editor Nov 2000

The Truth On Living In Truth, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article delineates a significant problem with Vaclav Havel's analysis of the power of the powerless through living in truth.


Back To The F Scale: Milosevic As Authoritarian, Editor Oct 2000

Back To The F Scale: Milosevic As Authoritarian, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the "fit" of Slobodan Milosevic's personality with the classic construct of the authoritarian as conceptualized by the initial form of the F Scale.


Nuclear Weapons In The 21st Century: Sense, Nonsense, No Sense, Editor Oct 2000

Nuclear Weapons In The 21st Century: Sense, Nonsense, No Sense, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article considers commonly posited benefits of nation-states' possessing nuclear weapons.


A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Editor Aug 2000

A Place For Ahistoricism In The Mideast, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article advocates for an ahistoricism in conflict resolution between Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).


Wanted: New Methodologies For Peace, Editor Jul 2000

Wanted: New Methodologies For Peace, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes problems with common methodological approaches to developing knowledge that will prevent war and attain peace.


Nuclear Weapons Diplomacy: Russian Victories And United States Defeats In The Post Cold War Era, Editor Apr 2000

Nuclear Weapons Diplomacy: Russian Victories And United States Defeats In The Post Cold War Era, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the status and dynamics of the latest nuclear weapons diplomacy between the United States and Russia.


Bluffing And Calling The Bluff: The Intent To Employ Nuclear Weapons, Editor Feb 2000

Bluffing And Calling The Bluff: The Intent To Employ Nuclear Weapons, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the psychology of bluffing as it pertains to threatening employment of nuclear weapons.


Two Schools Of Thought About The Political Psychology Of The Internet, Editor Feb 2000

Two Schools Of Thought About The Political Psychology Of The Internet, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes and critiques two common assumptions about the psychopolitical consequences of continual modification and dispersal of the Internet.


The Man Who Would Be King: Thoughts On The Death Of Saw Maung Aug 1997

The Man Who Would Be King: Thoughts On The Death Of Saw Maung

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some common psychological pathways resulting in political leaders believing that they are more than they are.


Theory And Practice In The Career Of Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Part Iii, Editor Jul 1997

Theory And Practice In The Career Of Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Part Iii, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This is the third and final installment of an article which provides an analysis of an individual accomplished as a scholar of politics (through sociology) and a formal politician. The author is Dr. Ted Goertzel of Rutgers University. He can be reached at goertzel@crab.rutgers.edu.


The "As Ifs" Of Political Psychology, Editor Jul 1997

The "As Ifs" Of Political Psychology, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This paper describes different concepts of "as if" that are basic to political psychology for descriptive and inferential analysis.


Theory And Practice In The Career Of Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Part Ii, Editor Jul 1997

Theory And Practice In The Career Of Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Part Ii, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This is the second installment of an analysis of a man who was both a scholar of politics and the political leader of his country. (See IBPP, Vol. 2, No. 10.) The article was written by Dr. Ted Goertzel of Rutgers University. Dr. Goertzel can be reached at goertzel@crab.rutgers.edu.


Theory And Practice In The Career Of Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Part I, Editor Jul 1997

Theory And Practice In The Career Of Fernando Henrique Cardoso: Part I, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Political psychologists often contemplate the significance of their research--theoretical, empirical--for the practice of politics. Too often, seemingly valuable research is ignored, discounted, misperceived, and misapplied by political practitioners. Yet occasionally researchers practice politics as well--not just the politics of everyday life--but the formal politics of local, regional, national, and international entities. In the United States, Woodrow Wilson, Eugene McCarthy, and even Newt Gingrich come immediately to mind. What will be the interaction of research and practice when both are developed and implemented by the same individual? Dr. Ted Goertzel of Rutgers University has written the following article concerning another researcher-practitioner--Fernando ...


The Classifieds: Secret Intelligence Activities In A Representative Democracy, Editor Jun 1997

The Classifieds: Secret Intelligence Activities In A Representative Democracy, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article posits that most classified intelligence activities of representative democracies may be more harmful than helpful to their security.


Political Psychology And Political Policy, Editor Mar 1997

Political Psychology And Political Policy, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the basic components of political policy which can be influenced through political psychology. It also suggests some political limitations of this influence.


The Psychology Of Controlling Control, Editor Jan 1997

The Psychology Of Controlling Control, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the concept and techniques of control (power) in the political world.


Paranoia And Political Leadership, Editor Jan 1997

Paranoia And Political Leadership, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the ins and outs of paranoia in political leadership.


Problems With Political Types, Editor Dec 1996

Problems With Political Types, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The editor discusses and evaluates the concept of typology in the context of political psychology, including those who use typology as a tool.


A Psychopolitical Analysis Of Situation Awareness: An Editorial, Editor Dec 1996

A Psychopolitical Analysis Of Situation Awareness: An Editorial, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The editor discusses aviation-related terrorism, situational awareness, and related psychological and human factors involved.