Theoretical perspectives provide answers to basic questions. Who are the main
actors in international politics?
What are the underlying factors that govern relationships in global politics?
Realism- first theoretical perspective for
Tala Mansi International Relations Final Exam
Realism- emphasizes that states are the most important actors in global politics, the
anarchical nature of the international political system, and the pursuit of power to secure
stats interests. Also known as
Kofi Annans Two Concepts of Sovereignty: argues that a global consensus has
emerged, shifting from the old, absolute definition of sovereignty (sole jurisdiction
over a given territory based upon non-negotiable rights to self-determination
The Peloponnesian War (2/8/15)
War between Athens and Sparta was inevitable because Athens was expanding so greatly that
it caused fear within the Spartans. Similar to the way Britain began losing power and feared a
rising Germany, the two eventually (wit
CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT
1. If war can simply be described as a state of armed conflict, why do scholars still debate over its
a. The official definition of war remains largely arbitrary (not definitive).