Post Tagged with: "Realism"

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.

Norms, Norm Violations, and IR Theory

Norms, Norm Violations, and IR Theory

With the shift from a unipolar world to a multipolar one, understanding the interactions between strong powers and norms, norm violations, and norm shifts is important.

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Saving Grace or Achilles Heel? The Odd Relationship Between Nuclear Weapons and Neo-Realism

Its time for Neo-Realists to quit using nuclear weapons as anomaly fixers, even if this necessities a fundamental reworking of their basic principles.

Rethinking World Systems Theory and Hegemony: Towards a Marxist-Realist Synthesis

Rethinking World Systems Theory and Hegemony: Towards a Marxist-Realist Synthesis

Realist and Marxist theories analyse the international economy as one of hierarchies that territorially partition the world and concentrate economic wealth within states.

Review – Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Review – Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Ian Bremmer argues that the shortcomings of globalism have been channeled into ‘us vs. them politics’, however the solutions he offers need to be broadened.

Review – Kant’s International relations

Review – Kant’s International relations

Molloy argues that Kant’s writings on international politics must be understood in relation to Kant’s broader philosophy which is something that devotees have neglected.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Realism in International Political Thought

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ and Realism in International Political Thought

Even though Huntington was critical of some of the assumptions of structural realism on the sources of conflict and on the role of states, he shared with the realists some important ideas.

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.

Realism and Peaceful Change

Realism and Peaceful Change

Realism may sometimes bring ‘peace’, but it is always conditioned by power and serving the interests of some actors whilst going against the interests of others.

The Reluctant Realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran

The Reluctant Realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran

Carter’s approach toward Iran demonstrates that he became more concerned with perpetuating the strategy of containment than following through on his liberal tendencies.

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