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Unformatted text preview: Offensive Realism: anarchic nature of international politics forces states to be aggresive Defensive Realism: even states inclined to aggression are forced by the anarchic structure of the system to create balance of power Neoliberal Institutionalism: independent states can cooperate in an anarchic environment and international instititions could make it easier. Liberalism Constructivism Properties of international politics according to John Mearsheimer 1. There is no world government 2. States are capable of using force against other states 3. States seek to maintain their territorial integrity and authority 4. States are rational authors 5. The principal objective is to survive Security Dilemma: Countries look for security, it is a constant worry which makes them constantly try to be protected....
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2010 for the course AP EUROPEA 109 taught by Professor Graham during the Spring '10 term at UPB Colombia.
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