​IDC Provost, Professor Alex Mintz, has won the Alexander George 2017 Best Book Award

NOV 12,2017

Professor Alex Mintz, IDC Herzliya Provost and Chairman of the Israeli Political Science Association, has won the prestigious 2017 Alexander L. George best book award sponsored by the International Society of Political Psychology. The Alexander L. George Book Award is presented for the best book published in the field of political psychology in the world. As per the public communication by the interdisciplinary committee of the Alexander George Book Award, the winning book is “one that demonstrates the highest quality of thought and makes a major substantive book-length contribution to the field of political psychology”.

Prof. Mintz’s book (with Carly Wayne), The Polythink Syndrome: U.S. Foreign Policy Decisions on 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and ISIS, was published in 2016 by Stanford University Press. The book presents a new concept: Polythink, a plurality of opinions in a decision making unit and applies it to multiple decisions of the U.S. administration. Stanford University Press has publicized Prof. Mintz’s book on its award-winning books’ website.