Constructivism – Ideas

Shared discourse and knowledge origins of

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Unformatted text preview: nalism Logic of Appropriateness States make decisions because of beliefs about appropriate behavior “what is right” what is expected” = constructivism realists argue that states make decisions that maximize benefits and minimize costs constructivists make decisions based on… 1st normative power of rules 2nd on persuasive power of ideas 3rd basis of international legal obligations 4th based on influence of shared discourse and knowledge Origins of Constructivism Emile Durkheim Max Weber Sought to get a handle on social facts, what are ideologies that drives is Constructivists draw inspiration from sociology Alexander Wendt Critique of rational approach Structural realism and liberal institutionalism fell short based on commitment to rationalism, miss the...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course GOVT 006 at Georgetown.

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