outline- lecture 5- Critical Approaches

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Lecture 5: Outline Marxism : International relations are a reflection of the economic system of production: capitalism Class is the main unit of analysis The state promotes capitalist interests Hegelian understanding of history: dialectic processes of change The inevitable demise of capitalism: when? Empirical predictions: Conflict over markets; imperialism; diversionary wars; collusion of capitalist classes; underdevelopment and dependency; MIC Neo Marxism: World Systems Analysis Immanuel Wallerstein Holistic analysis Core, periphery, semi periphery Growing inequality; the demise of the capitalist system Gramscianism Antonio Gramsci Hegemony Nye: soft power Positivism and Post Positivism Can we think about the social sciences in the same way we think about the natural sciences? Positivism: a philosophical approach to research, adopting 'scientific' and rigorous methods; explanations must be empirically verifiable; in the social sciences the term is used to indicate the idea of a science without
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