Student Number: 001207209
Student Name: Sarah Tackaberry
Global Politics 2I03
Research Essay Assignment
Traditional or Timeless? An Analysis of Liberalism and Realism in the
Realm of International Human Rights
Prof. Mark Busser
Wednesday, November 18, 201
Thur. Sept, 24
From last class
Classical realism: old school realism, old school trained thinkers. Think of an old
professor, a while male, English speaking who sits on a leather chair in a big office.
Structural realism: is a spiritual su
The goal was to move away from traditional thinking of philosophy, and in
Positivism the idea that theories should maketestable and falsifiable ideas.
Behaviouralism an approach that fouses on studying empirical regularitie
Marxism for Marx, structure and agency form a dialectic
Antithesis <-> thesis
Dialectic a never ending stuggle between classes, the synthesis that emerges is the
result that compromises victories from losses.
Historical Materialism th
Post-colonialim in international relations - identity, difference, and perspective
Decolonization starting shortly after WWII, but excelerating in the 60s and 70s.
Imperialism means the practice, the theory and the attitudes of a dominating
W10 Global Politics Events leading up to 9/11
Jihad and the Mujahideen
Jihad as an essentially contested concept in Islam
Reigious struggle to live a life consistent with Islam
Militant and peaceful interpretations/traditions
Iraq invades Kuwait; Saud