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Introducing Realism in International Relations Theory

Introducing Realism in International Relations Theory

Realism claims to explain the reality of international politics by emphasising the constraints on politics that result from humankind’s nature and the absence of a central authority above the state.

A Contemporary Perspective on Realism

A Contemporary Perspective on Realism

Realism, especially in its classical form, is far from being ready for the dustbin of the history of IR theory – as some critics suggest.

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Open Access Book – Realism in Practice: An Appraisal

A diverse range of authors seek to define the conceptual aspects of realism and establish whether the tradition still provides the necessary conceptual tools to scholars.

Online Resources – Realism

Online Resources – Realism

A collection of resources introducing, and exploring, the International Relations theory of realism.

Waltzian Metatheory: A Rejoinder to Brittnee Carter

Waltzian Metatheory: A Rejoinder to Brittnee Carter

A recent article on e-IR examined some of the metatheoretical implications of Waltz’s 1979 Theory of International Politics. Though an excellent analysis, there are some points to add.

Kenneth Waltz, Metatheorist?: Mind-World Monism in ‘Theory of International Politics’

Kenneth Waltz, Metatheorist?: Mind-World Monism in ‘Theory of International Politics’

The late-Kenneth Waltz’s ‘Theory of International Politics’ is full of metatheoretical implications that have been largely overlooked by scholars and students of International Relations.

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

Kenneth Waltz: The Man Who Saved Realism

When Kenneth Waltz passed away International Relations lost one of its finest theorists. But, Waltz’s greatest legacy to IR was his revival – indeed, his resurrection – of realism.

Situating Religion in International Relations Theory

Situating Religion in International Relations Theory

IR theorists face the challenge of situating religion in their explanations of global events, but, as Sandal argues, this does not necessarily require the abandoning of existing theories.

Realist-Liberal Divide? Power & Progress in a World in Transition

Realist-Liberal Divide? Power & Progress in a World in Transition

Scholars and public commentators need to integrate the insights of the realist logic of struggle for domination and security, with the liberal logic of political development and change.

Can Any Realists do P.R. Anymore?

Can Any Realists do P.R. Anymore?

Steve Walt is right that the world would be better off if realists ran U.S. foreign policy. But they never will do so until they learn how to sell their policy prescriptions to the American people.

Realism and Neorealism: An Investigative Overview

Realism and Neorealism: An Investigative Overview

Realist arguments are a combination of two discrete, though often intersecting, literatures. The first emerging from the works of classical realists such as Thucydides and Machiavelli, and the second spreading across the history of Western philosophy. One of the most significant aspects of realism is its use of historical evidence, as if one can detect a timeless wisdom of world politics centred upon the principles of realpolitik

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