Exam 1 Essays - Major theories of International Relations...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Major theories of International Relations include Realism , Liberalism , Radicalism , and Constructivism . What are the main assumptions and claims of these theories ? What do these theories contribute to our understanding of the world? What behaviors do they explain , or fail to explain ? What are the benefits and pitfalls of national strategies informed by each of these theories? Realism: skeptics; the actors are the states; the only interaction between states is conflict; power is material (military); peace cannot be explained (problem) The nature of the system is anarchic, a self-help system; order and stability rest on the distribution of power. Nation-states with other actors deriving their limited power and influence from states are the major actors. The nature of interaction is competitive and often conflictual; it is only cooperative when it serves short-term interests. United States - realism Liberalism: idealists; actors are both states and non-states; anarchy is mitigated; interaction is
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course INTL 1100 taught by Professor Osman during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

Page1 / 2

Exam 1 Essays - Major theories of International Relations...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online