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Realist School o Countries have to retain the ability to maneuver o Can’t rely on supranational organizations like the UN o Need to keep your guard up! o Individuals don’t make that much difference o Helps us understand how rationality effects political decisions Liberal theory o States have many interests like economic prosperity, etc. not just power o Relationships with other states that benefit the common good
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Unformatted text preview: o Europe since WWII is a good example of this- shared interests and norms are able to form relationships like the EU • Constructivism School o Step beyond liberalism o Moments when normative structures really change and countries begin to respond to new norms o After WWI the use of poison gas was banned and ending slavery in the mid-19 th century...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course PLIR 365 taught by Professor Quandt during the Spring '09 term at UVA.

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