Alex Mintz

IDC-Israel
Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy

Kanfey Nesharim Street
Herzliya
Israel
46150
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Mintz serves as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal, Political Psychology; Editorial board member of the American Political Science Review and seven other journals. My book, The Polythink Syndrome: US Foreign Policy Decisions on 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and ISIS (with C. Wayne) is scheduled to be published by Stanford University Press in 2015. My research agenda focuses on how leaders and small groups make national security and foreign policy decisions. I have advanced the Poliheuristic Theory of Decision (Mintz et al., American Political Science Review, 1997; Mintz, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 2004) and have used computerized process tracing experiments, formal models, and case studies to uncover the cognitive processes associated with leaders' decisions. I have also introduced the concept of Polythink which is essentially the opposite of Groupthink (Mintz and DeRouen, Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making, Cambridge U Press, 2010)

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Mintz, Alex and Carly Wayne. 2015. "The Polythink Syndrome: US Foreign Policy Decisions on 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and ISIS." Stanford University Press.
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Mintz, Alex, and K. DeRouen, Jr. 2010. Understanding Foreign Policy Decision Making. Cambridge University Press.
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Mintz, Alex. 2004. "How Do Leaders Make Decisions? A Poliheuristic Perspective." Journal of Conflict Resolution 48 (1).
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Mintz, Alex, Nehemia Geva, Steven Redd, and Amy Carnes. 1997. "The Effect of Static versus Dynamic Choice Set on Political Decision Making." American Political Science Review 91 (3): 553-566.

Substantive Focus:
Defense and Security PRIMARY
International Relations SECONDARY
Comparative Public Policy

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY
Public Opinion SECONDARY

Keywords

LEADERS DECISION MAKING NATIONAL SECURITY FOREIGN POLICY GROUP DECISION MAKING