Post Tagged with: "Realism"

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Review – Quantum Mind and Social Science

Alexander Wendt claims the supremacy of scientific realism by establishing a synthesis between two irreconcilable ontologies: the physical and social.

Machiavelli as Misogynist: The Masculinization of Fortuna and Virtù

Machiavelli as Misogynist: The Masculinization of Fortuna and Virtù

Although Machiavelli’s founding of Realist thought in politics was revolutionary, one must consider the nuanced misogynistic intonations he utilized throughout his piece.

U.S. Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment maneuver from a chemically gassed area during Exercise Bougainville II at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Island of Hawaii, Oct. 20, 2018. Exercise Bougainville II is the 2nd part of the pre-deployment workup focusing on platoon and company level exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ricky Gomez)

Review – Thucydides on Choice and Decision Making: Why War is Not Inevitable

Ilias Kouskouvelis’ latest book provides a meticulous content analysis of Thucydides’ work, which focuses on choice and decision-making in relation to war and peace.

Review Feature – The US Foreign Policy Consensus in Crisis

Review Feature – The US Foreign Policy Consensus in Crisis

Richard Coughlin analyses Kagan and Walt’s decade old debate on IR theory, the clash between realism and liberalism and how it ties into modern politics in the Trump era.

Review – Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Review – Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

Jaffe’s excellent and accessible book deals with the state of the art literature on realism and constructivism and challenges realist interpretations of Thucydides.

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Mandelbaum’s book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Realism and ISIS

Student Feature – Theory in Action: Realism and ISIS

Realism often yields strong results as a tool of analysis, as examing the rise of the Islamic State group in the years after the Iraq invasion demonstrated.

How, if at all, Does Hierarchy Exist Both in the Theory and Practice of IR?

How, if at all, Does Hierarchy Exist Both in the Theory and Practice of IR?

IR theoretical perspectives are governed by Western principles, thus constructing a hierarchy that places the West as the core analytical entity within the discourse.

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Interview – Gustav Meibauer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Gustav Meibauer, discusses the effectiveness of ‘hybrid tools’ of foreign policy, neoclassical realism, diversity within IR and teaching innovations.

Was Clausewitz a Realist? If So, What Kind?

Was Clausewitz a Realist? If So, What Kind?

Clausewitz wrote about war and not how the international system operated. Transposed into the discipline of IR, his thinking is most in line with Neoclassical Realism.

Interview – Madison Cartwright

Interview – Madison Cartwright

Madison Cartwright discusses his PhD research, Trump’s trade policies, the EU’s controversial Copyright directive and the advantages of synthesising Marxism and Realism.

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