Moravcsik summary

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Moravcsik summary : the article seeks to demonstrate that liberalism can be a legitimate (read: coherent) and coequal alternative paradigm to realism and institutionalism when considering IR theory 3 foundational assumptions of liberal theory exist, derived from commonalities among three variations of liberal theory: ideational, commercial, and republican liberalism Moravcsik argues that the liberal theory he espouses will stand up to the criteria for a solid theory Liberal theory is supported by empirical knowledge 3 Core Assumptions : Individuals and social groups as being of primary importance to liberal theory States are representative of some societal groups because they are made up of individuals, therefore, IR is guided by some subset of societal opinion State behavior as determined by external states' preferences and projected behavior, that is, IR policy is dependent on an international system this means that at some level, international societies (as e basis for state
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course POLI 243 taught by Professor Markbrawley during the Winter '09 term at McGill.

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