Structural Realism

Character of the units what are the interacting units

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Unformatted text preview: itself more secure, make other states less secure. All means of self protection simultaneously menace others Persistent characteristic of international system Waltz’s Characteristics of all Systems 1979 – Theory of IR “Father of Structural Realism” “only through some sort of systems theory can International Politics be understood” shirt from historical, social, and psychological aspects that dominated classical realism sought to link IR theory to tenents of economics they look to international system systems- based theory of IR W...
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