Accession Number : AD0725127

Title :   Field Theory and Indicators of International Behavior.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. for Jul 69,

Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Rummel,R. J.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : A theory that the behavior of nations toward each other is a result of their differences and similarities in attributes is developed. These differences and similarities are conceived of as social forces within the international system. An explicit set of definitions and functional relationships are developed to make this explicit and two Models of it are tested. One Model is that differences and similarities are implacable forces like gravity and centrifugal force which the nation cannot alter and which affect its behavior regardless of its history, culture, or other unique characteristics. A second Model is that differences and similarities are general forces modified in their impact on behavior by the unique characteristics of each nation. The results are qualified by the small samples (N=13) and the dependence of the results on extreme values for the U.S. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), INTERACTIONS), (*FOREIGN POLICY, THEORY), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, GROUP DYNAMICS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, UNITED STATES

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE