Dichotomies and Choices

  • Joseph Frankel
Part of the Key Concepts in Political Science book series (KCP)


The ultimate mystery of decisions which, in some cases at least, are clearly acts of free will and products of imagination, escape full explanation. No attempt is made here to try one.1 After discussing some of the general problems of choice, the five sections of this chapter merely outline the issues of freedom and will, dynamism, attitudes to the domestic and the international environments and to conflict and co-operation.


Decision Maker Foreign Policy National Interest International Environment Conflict Behaviour 
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  1. 1.
    Cf. S. Hampshire, Thought and Action, 1959, pp. 209–10.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cf. H. and M. Sprout, Man-Milieu Relationship Hypotheses in the Context of International Politics, 1959.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cf. A. Wolfers and L. W. Martin, Anglo-American Tradition, 1956, p. 20.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    For a full analysis of the problem see J. Frankel, International Politics: Conflict and Harmony, 1969Google Scholar

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© Pall Mall Press Ltd. London 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Frankel
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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