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Herz approached the issue of international politics in the nuclear age. Ernst B. Haas dealt with functional integration. Richard N. Rosecrance analyzed international politics in terms of action and reaction processes in various diplomatic periods, while Karl W. Deutsch approached it as a development in social communication. Thomas C. 42 40. The reader's attention is called to the following excellent reviews of the leading international relations texts: Richard C. Snyder, 'Toward Greater Order in the Study of International Politics," World Politics, VII (April, 1955), 461478; Fred A.

Richard N. Rosecrance analyzed international politics in terms of action and reaction processes in various diplomatic periods, while Karl W. Deutsch approached it as a development in social communication. Thomas C. 42 40. The reader's attention is called to the following excellent reviews of the leading international relations texts: Richard C. Snyder, 'Toward Greater Order in the Study of International Politics," World Politics, VII (April, 1955), 461478; Fred A. , IX (October, 1957), 102111; Robert W.

Perry, "Notes on the Role of the National: A Social-Psychological Concept for the Study of International Relations," Journal of Conflict Resolution, I (December, 1957), 346363. Contending Theories of International Relations afford security and protection to its population. 53 Morton A. 55 William H. 50 In any event we face a choice between the micro-level and the macro-level of analysis; this choice can be not only extremely difficult but also highly controversial within the discipline. J. David Singer directs attention to the problem in the following trenchant passage: In the vernacular of general systems theory, the observer is always confronted with a system, its sub-systems, and their respective environments, and while he may choose as his system any cluster of phenomena from the most minute organism to the universe itself, such choice cannot be merely a function of whim or caprice, habit or familiarity.

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