Relative Gains and Realists

Relative Gains and Realists - The Consequences of Anarchy:...

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The Consequences of Anarchy: The Realist Interpretation Realism recognizes cheating as a significant barrier to  international cooperation However, for realists, the meaning of anarchy goes much  deeper than the fact that there is no central authority to  enforce promises or contracts It also means that there is no overarching authority to  prevent some states from using violence, or the threat of  violence, to dominate or even destroy other states This, according to Grieco, is the core insight of realism  concerning international politics
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The Consequences of Anarchy: The Realist Interpretation Aron (1962):  International relations “present one original  feature which distinguishes them from all other social  relations:  they take place within the shadow of war” Waltz (1959):  Wars are an ever-present possibility under  anarchy “because there is nothing to prevent them”
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