'Interview with Robert Jervis'

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This interview with Robert Jervis explores the early influences on his career, his time working with Thomas Schelling and Erving Goffman, that led to his path-breaking 1970 book, The Logic of Images in International Relations, and his more widely known (although according to Jervis himself less original) Perception and Misperception in International Politics. The rich and wide-ranging interview goes on to explore his views on the nuclear revolution, nuclear proliferation, security communities, US foreign policy, the theory–practice divide, the security dilemma and signalling and perceptions. It concludes with Jervis’ reflections on what are the fundamentals that any student and scholar of International Relations should know.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages25
Specialist publicationInternational Relations
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2014


  • Cold War
  • international relations
  • nuclear revolution
  • Robert Jervis
  • security communities
  • security dilemma


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