A COGNITIVE APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL-ORGANIZATION - PERSPECTIVE AND APPLICATION

Author(s): SHIH, CY

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Abstract It is argued that organization at the international level is the process of seeking common "cause-maps" by interacting national leaders. The function of organization is to develop a consistent, self-binding, & shared interpretation of world events, with the interacting national representatives serving as information distributors & receivers. This organizational process could lead to the evolution of a supranational living system, with congruence among the various nations -- regarding how they conceive their roles -- achieved through negotiation. The implications of differing national role conceptions for conflict resolution are discussed. This cognitive approach is applied to the evolution of Sino-Japanese relations between 1972 & 1984, using data from official speeches, treaties, & other documents to illustrate its analytical utility. 1 Figure, 64 References. Modified AA
Publication Title BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Publisher INT SOC SYSTEMS SCIENCE
Publication Date 07/1989
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Keywords 1972-1984
Asian Cultural Groups
Behaviorism
Cognition
International Organizations
International organizations
J VI PSYCHOLOGY
J WU SOCIAL SCIENCES, INTERDISCIPLINARY
Leadership
Research
Rhetoric
Self Concept
Sino-Japanese relations
Social Identity
Sociology
article
international organization, process/function, cognitive approach
speeches/treaties/other documents
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