Post Tagged with: "Realism"

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.

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.

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