Threat Situations: A Search for a Controlled Definition
Interim technical rept. 7 Jan-31 Dec 1973
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS RESEARCH INST
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In his paper McClelland promotes the notion that threat has not played a central theoretical andor empirical role in guiding research in international relations. Furthermore, what scant research has been done employing the concept that is outside of the military context relies heavily on a common sense understanding of the term. The result of this practice has been to include many forms of international interaction into an undifferentiated class of threat behavior. Generally such conglomerations do much to impede the progress of meaningful research, and therefore McClelland proposes several conceptual distinctions worthy of incorporating into a more analytically useful concept of threat.
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