Alexander L. George: A Pioneer in Political and Social Sciences

With a Foreword by Dan Caldwell

  • Dan Caldwell

Part of the Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice book series (PAHSEP, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. About Alexander L. George

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dan Caldwell
      Pages 2-16
    3. Juliette L. George
      Pages 17-33
    4. Mary Lombard Douglass
      Pages 35-45
  3. Works by Alexander L. George

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Alexander L. George, Juliette L. George
      Pages 89-105
    3. Alexander L. George, Richard Smoke
      Pages 215-226
    4. Alexander L. George, William R. Simons
      Pages 227-252
    5. Alexander L. George
      Pages 253-269
    6. Alexander L. George
      Pages 271-282
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 283-286

About this book


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.

• This is a collection of Alexander L. George's works from the major fields to which
he contributed.
• There are biographical essays by his wife and co-author (Juliette L. George), daughter
(Mary George Douglass), former student (Dan Caldwell), and professional colleague
(Janice Gross Stein).
• There are 25 photographs of Alexander L. George and his family which have not
previously been published.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Dan Caldwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Political SciencePepperdine UniversityMalibuUSA

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