Share this
PREVIOUS ARTICLE ALL CONTENTS Next ARTICLE

Mixed Emotions: Beyond Fear and Hatred in International Conflict, Andrew A. G. Ross

Reviewed by Marcus Holmes

BUY

 

Emotions undeniably play a central role in world politics. Fear is at the heart of realism, driving security dilemmas. Trust is typically required for cooperation in the liberal international order. Overconfidence leads to suboptimal group decision making. And emotional contagion helps make sense of identity formation and its changing nature in constructivism. Despite featuring prominently in theories of international relations, the study of emotions themselves has been historically marginalized in the field, for a variety of reasons. One reason for this lack of specific engagement with emotions is the deep-rooted belief commonly found in the first wave of emotions research that,asAndrewA.G.Rossputsit, emotions are “periodic aberrations from some baseline of ‘rational’competency”(p. 151). This book, by theorizing emotions in a serious, deep, and multidisciplinary way, where rationality is not an enemy, not only provides a corrective to this mistaken duality in which emotions and rationality are set apart and never the twain shall meet, but also it sets forth a fresh account of emotions that will likely shape the future of emotions, and affect research in international relat

To continue reading, see options above.

More by This Author

About PSQ's Editor

ROBERT Y. SHAPIRO

Full Access

Join the Academy of Political Science and automatically receive Political Science Quarterly.

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

WEBINAR BOOK TALK
Downfall: The Demise of a President and His Party
June 25, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT VIEW ALL EVENTS

Editor’s spotlight

Race and Public Policy

Social Policy and the Welfare of Black Americans: From Rights to Resources
Charles V. Hamilton

Getting into the Black: Race, Wealth, and Public Policy
Dalton Conley

MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC

Search the Archives

Publishing since 1886, PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Theda Skocpol, Woodrow Wilson

view additional issues

Most read

Articles | Book reviews

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis

The Study of Administration
Woodrow Wilson

Notes on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech
Dorothy Borg

view all

New APS Book

Presidential Selection and Democracy   PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION AND DEMOCRACY

About US

Academy of Political Science

The Academy of Political Science, promotes objective, scholarly analyses of political, social, and economic issues. Through its conferences and publications APS provides analysis and insight into both domestic and foreign policy issues.

Political Science Quarterly

With neither an ideological nor a partisan bias, PSQ looks at facts and analyzes data objectively to help readers understand what is really going on in national and world affairs.

Stay Connected

newsstand locator
About APS