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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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Roots of Realism

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135210212
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 440
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Restating the Realist Case: An Introduction
No One Loves a Political Realist 3
Neorealism and the Myth of Bipolar Stability: Toward A New Dynamic Realist Theory of Major War 29
Neorealism's Status-Quo Bias: What Security Dilemma? 90
Realists as Optimists: Cooperation as Self-Help 122
Process Variables in Neorealist Theory 167
Anarchy and the Emulation of Military Systems: Military Organization and Technology in South America, 1870-1914 193
State Interests and Institutional Rule Trajectories: A Neorealist Interpretation of the Maastricht Treaty and European Economic and Monetary Union 261
Competing Realist Perspectives on Great Power Crisis Behavior 309
Why Realists Disagree about the Third World (and Why They Shouldn't) 358
A House Divided: Tragedy and Evil in Realist Theory 385
Bibliography 425
Index 453
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