Field Theory and Indicators of International Behavior.
Research rept. for Jul 69,
HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU DEPT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
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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 N13 and the dependence of the results on extreme values for the U.S. Author
- Government and Political Science