Tenets of Classical Realism

Tenets of Classical Realism - 6. The anarchical...

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Classical Realism Tenets 1. People are inherently selfish 2. People have an inherent lust for power 3. Eradicating the lust for power is not possible 4. International politics is the struggle for power 5. The primary role of the state is to promote national security
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Unformatted text preview: 6. The anarchical international system requires states to acquire military power 7. Military power is more important that economics 8. Do no trust allies 9. Resist global governance 10. Seek flexible alliances to maintain the balance of power...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PO 151 taught by Professor Vaninwegen during the Spring '08 term at Whitworth University.

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