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School of International Relations IR2003: Power and Violence in World Politics Semester 1: January 2006 Time Allowed: 2 hours Answer 3 questions: Answer question 1 Answer one question from Section A Answer one question from Section B 1. ‘It is unrealistic to expect nations to behave morally in an anarchic world’. Assess the main claims of the Realist view of international relations. Section A 2. 'What unites these two otherwise very different thinkers is their conviction that progress is impossible'. Assess the similarities and differences between the accounts of international relations put forward by Thucydides and Augustine. 3. How do Machiavelli and Hobbes each characterise the relationship between politics and morality? 4. Hans Morgenthau's work is best understood as an attempt to find a way beyond Carl
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Unformatted text preview: Schmitt's belief that the essence of politics lies in the 'friend-enemy antithesis'. Discuss. 5./ … 2 5. 'In identifying the anarchical structure of the international system as the primary cause of conflict, neo-realism marks a progressive, scientific advance upon classical realism'. Discuss with reference to two or more of the following: Henry Kissinger, Hans Morgenthau, Kenneth Waltz and John Mearsheimer. Section B 6. Can the punishment of a state by means of war be justified according to the just war tradition? 7. The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, (NPT) is necessarily constructed on a double standard. Does this undermine its credibility? 8. What are the differences (if any) between terrorism and war? 9. Are 'new wars' anything more than 'savage violence'? ____________...
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