Alternative Forms of Realism and Machiavelli

Alternative Forms of Realism and Machiavelli - levels of...

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levels of analysis in IR 1. International System 2. State 3. Individual Machiavelli is giving advice to a Prince. .. similar to a Pres or a leader. Says it is better to be feared than to be loved. They will be more willing to follow for a longer time under fear. It is good to appear honest so that your people are more willing to trust and follow you, but if it conflicts with your interests it is better to break that. But also the need to play it off it also important. The interests of the Prince are the national interests (or interest of the people) this is a harsh version of classical realism Neo-Classical agree with most of the tenets but not so much with the humanistic tenets focus on states as more important although realism focus on a leader's interests. .. the leader is the state so the focus is on the state discounts human nature arguements focuses more on military power Thought break: If there were no law or police. .. how would you ensure
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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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