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Jan 15 Baylis and Smith – Introduction (1-18) Theories of the World Politics: People faced with problems they resort to theories Theory: kind of simplifying device that allows you to decide which facts matter and which do not By studying international politics scientifically, academics could find the cause of the world’s main political problems and put forward solutions to help politicians solve them. o Known as normative position with the task of academic study being one of the making the world a better place. Opponents view: Idealism it had a view of how the world ought to be and tried to assist events to turn out that way. Opponents view: Realism stresses on seeing the world as it really is rather than how we would like it to be. o The world is not seen as a very pleasant place according to the realists. They think that humans are at best selfish and probably much worse.
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