Leadership and Decision Making in International Relations

Alex Mintz, Editor
Christie Henry, Acquiring Editor
This innovative series will focus on the role of individuals and how their interactions with domestic and global environments influence international security, political economy, and the environment. The series encourages research drawing on psychological, evolutionary, and biological research and is methodologically pluralistic, welcoming cutting-edge work using experiments, large-n analysis, formal modeling, or case studies.

Because linking the micro and the macro research in psychology, behavioral economics and behavior genetics to international relations is the core goal of the book series, for illustrative purposes potential topics of interest include:


  • psychological and biological explanations of decision making, risk-taking, violence, cooperation, and alliances
  • the role of emotion (affect) in relations between leaders and followers and between countries
  • evolutionary perspectives on war and peace, negotiation, trade and finance, and environmental change.