Lecture+05+-+short - Slide1 ARTS1811 Lecture5:17August,2009

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Slide 1 ARTS1811 Lecture 5: 17 August, 2009 Critiques of Realism Alternative Approaches Slide 2 - What’s in the news. Slide 3  -  Lecture Outline 1) Introduction; 2) Critical v. Problem-solving theories in IR; 3) Critical theory: security as emancipation; 4) Normative security discourses & the future of security; 5) Feminism; 6) Constructivism in international relations; 7) Post-structuralism in International Relations; 8) Marxism & World Systems Theory; 9) Reflecting on IR Theory. Introduction Last week we looked at Liberalism as part of the broader category of theories that  includes the various versions of Realism: Liberalism is a reaction to Realism but accepts its basic premises of the state of  Today   we   will   be   looking   at   further   developments   of   theoretical   reactions   to   the  dominance of Realism in international relations:  And to provide additional bases for the more practical discussions on issues in  international relations later in the course; It is an opportunity to talk more about ethics in IR as this is an area of interest for  many writers in this area of IR. Nature of the end of the Cold War provoked this reassessment; USSR suddenly gave up without a fight. This was not as simple as it seemed: were aimed at Western targets - it was still a potentially important player in the  international system;
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Nevertheless, such a development challenged Realist theory, which would have  expected conflict. Revival of Liberal ideas; Also created opportunity to address other areas of security in global politics - not  just nuclear war.  New World Order promoted by George Bush the elder; Hope for cooperative relations in practice with the end of superpower rivalry. So far in the course, we’ve addressed: advocates); This is a form of normative theory - what IR should be; This is approach maintains that cooperation between states is possible, provided  the appropriate framework is established. Slide 4 - Reflectivist Theory
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Lecture+05+-+short - Slide1 ARTS1811 Lecture5:17August,2009

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