Sun, 1 November 2015
Robert Jervis is on every international relations syllabus. He is probably best known for his book "Perception and Misperception in International Politics," which was a groundbreaking work that applied principles of cognitive psychology to international relations. He traces the origin of this book to a specific moment of his childhood.
In addition to Perception and Misperception we also discuss at length the origins of Jervis' first book, "The Logic of Images in International Relations," which is also a part of the International Relations theory cannon. Jervis also discusses the influence of his family, growing up in new york in a highly political environment, how the Vietnam war reduced his own hawkish inclinations, and his work with the CIA. But first, we talk time travel and IR theory. Enjoy!