Unformatted text preview: After reading Chapter 4, the student should be able to answer the following questions: 1. Explain the two primary strands of the constructivist approach to International Relations. 2. Explain how postmodernism can be applied to International Relations. 3. Discuss the role of economic classes and revolution in Marxism and in Lenin’s theory of imperialism. 4. Discuss how peace studies explain International Relations. 5. Distinguish among the various forms of conflict resolution, ranging from mediation to arbitration to citizen diplomacy. 6. Explain the concept of positive peace. 7. Compare and contrast the feminist critiques of realism, including difference, liberal, and postmodern. Now covered in a separate chapter in this edition of the textbook, the social theories discussed are constructivism, postmodernism, Marxism, peace studies, and gender theories. They each rely on social interaction to explain individuals’ and states’ preferences. Constructivism is interested in how actors define interaction to explain individuals’ and states’ preferences....
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2010 for the course PLS 211 taught by Professor Snyderwine during the Winter '10 term at Grand Valley State.
- Winter '10
- International Relations