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Dan Caldwell (Ed.): Alexander L. George: A Pioneer in Political and Social Sciences, Presented by Dan Caldwell, Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice (PAHSEP), No. 15 (Cham – Heidelberg –New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer International Publishing, 2017).

ISBN: 978-3-319-90771-0 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-3-030-08096-9 (Softcover)
ISBN: 978-3-319-90773-4 (MyCopy)

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  • Presents a collection of Professor Alexander L. George’s works from the major fields to which he contributed
  • Includes biographical essays by his wife and coauthor (Juliette L. George), daughter (Mary George Douglass), former student (Dan Caldwell), and professional colleague (Janice Gross Stein)
  • Features 25 photographs of Alexander L. George and his family, which have not previously been published

Alexander L. George was one of the most productive and respected political scientists of the late twentieth century. He and his wife, Juliette George, wrote one of the first psychobiographies, and Professor George went on to write seminal articles and books focusing on political psychology, the operational code, foreign policy decisionmaking, case study methodology, deterrence, coercive diplomacy, policy legitimacy, and bridging the gap between the academic and policymaking communities. This book is the first and only one to contain examples of the works across these fields written by Alexander George and several of his collaborators.

Keywords: Foreign Policy, Decisionmaking, Deterrence, Coercive Diplomacy, Case Study Methodology, Political Psychology, Operational code, Policy legitimacy

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Dan Caldwell, Department of Political Science, Pepperdine University, Malibu, USA