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Glen Fisher's innovative book Mindsets: The Role of Culture and Perception in International Relations offers an insightful analysis of the roles of culture and perception in international relations. Using practical examples, Fisher offers concrete suggestions for examining international relations issues from a perspective revealing the significance of hidden forces at work in global events. Mindsets is a powerful tool for anyone-from those involved in training or an academic program to military officers addressing changing military missions to professionals pursuing foreign area specialization programs. Even to the average reader interested in international affairs.
Contents Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition 1 Dealing with Mindsets in International Affairs 2 The Psychologyical Process: Perception and Reasoning 3 The Cultural Lens 4 Using the Mindset Concept: Typical Considerations 5 Making Political Judgments in an International Setting 6 Contrasting Mindsets 7 Pursuing Economic and Business Affairs 8 Managing Ethnic Conflicts 9 Coping with the Mindset Dimension References Index
Dr. Glen Fisher, a sociologist and applied anthropologist, spent 22 years in the foreign service. He has taught at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. His previous books include Public Diplomacy and Behavioral Sciences, American Communication in a Global Society, and International Negotiation: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (also available from Intercultural Press).