Outline- lecture 3-Realism

Outline- lecture 3-Realism - - - REALISM Carr and Bismarck:...

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REALISM - Carr and Bismarck: realism and realpolitik (The politics of reality- politics based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations ) - Hobbes (Leviathan): state of nature ("solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short") and the right of nature (the right to secure one’s survival). The solution for the Hobbessian state of nature is the Leviathan (the state). - The Hobbesian state of nature and Bull’s domestic analogy: the international level lacks a leviathan and therefore resembles the Hobbessian state of nature. - Anarchy- ‘ without a leader’; the absence of higher governing authority beyond the state; no world government; does NOT mean chaos and lack of order. - The implication of an anarchic structure - The security dilemma - Thucydides and the Melian dialogue (“the strong do what they have the power to do and the weak accept what they have to accept .”) - Machiavelli (the Prince) (“It is better to be feared than loved”) - States seek to promote their national interest: the distinction between interest,
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2010 for the course POL 208 taught by Professor Wong during the Fall '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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