INR2001 First Exam

INR2001 First Exam - INR2001 First Exam Realism- the...

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INR2001 First Exam Realism- the pessimistic theory derived from the assumption that because  humans are born to seek self-advantage, international politics is doomed to be  an endless struggle for power involving war. Doesn’t aspire to the utopian.  Focuses on the state, not international institutions. National survival viewed as  states’ agenda.  Neorealism– attempts to explain factors that realism did not. Emphasizes  the anarchic nature of global society without governance rather than the  traditional realist emphasis on the unceasing lust for power inherent in human  nature. A theoretical account of states’ behavior that explains it as determined by  differences in their relative power instead of by other factors, such as their  values, types of government, or domestic circumstances.  Liberal Idealism- The optimistic theoretical tradition that because humans are  capable of compassion and self-sacrifice for collective gains, it is possible for  world politics to progress towards cooperation beyond narrow competition and 
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