The leading ways in which to look at politics in the international arena are realism and liberalism

The leading ways in which to look at politics in the international arena are realism and liberalism

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Magdalen Hobbs 995470404 TA: Jamie Levin POL208 L0101 DUE: October 25, 2007 [INSERT TITLE HERE] The leading ways in which to look at politics in the international arena are realism and liberalism. A Realist analysis starts at the state level and sees no possibility for advancement in international politics. A Liberal analysis focuses more on the individual and puts faith in the ability of politics in the international arena to change and progress. While these two analyses of similar phenomena seem irreconcilably disparate, both John McCain and John Edwards, in their respective essays on their proposed foreign policy for Foreign Affairs seem to select their ideas from both schools of thought, although each in slightly different proportions. John Edwards, a Democratic candidate for President of the United States, in his essay, “Re-engaging with the World: a Return to Moral Leadership” seems to espouse more liberal ideas than realist ideas. Edwards sees reclamation of “the moral high
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The leading ways in which to look at politics in the international arena are realism and liberalism

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