Roots of Realism

Roots of Realism

by Benjamin Frankel
     
 

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Political realism sees politics as a permanent struggle for power and security. The essays in this volume examine the tradition of realist political analysis of international relations from the Sophists and Thucydides to the modern era.

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Political realism sees politics as a permanent struggle for power and security. The essays in this volume examine the tradition of realist political analysis of international relations from the Sophists and Thucydides to the modern era.

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These nine papers on classical and modern realist theories of international relations address such issues as the importance of domestic variables in shaping state conduct, the question of whether states seek security or power, and the profound influence of the political thought of Thucydides. The papers were presented at the October 1994 conference held by the journal at the U. of Virginia, and were previously published in the winter 1995/96 (v.5, no.2) issue. Paper edition (unseen), $27.50. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780714642031
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Security Studies Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

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