Structural Realism

Struc real zero sum if one state gains power then

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Unformatted text preview: lust for power, but states survival/ security is the ultimate end power is a means to an end security 2. Relative power is all that matters (classical realists talk about absolute power) how much power you have relative to other states in the system is the only importance (according to structural realists) limited amount of power, finite (acc. Struc. Real.) “zero sum” if one state gains power then another necessarily loses power classical realists see it as positive sum, everyone can gain power don’t want to make decision to...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course GOVT 006 at Georgetown.

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