Realism and Neorealism: An Investigative Overview

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    Abstract

    Realist arguments are a combination of two discrete, though often intersecting, literatures. The first emerging from the works of classical realists such as Thucydides and Machiavelli, and the second spreading across the history of Western philosophy. One of the most significant aspects of realism is its use of historical evidence, as if one can detect a timeless wisdom of world politics centred upon the principles of realpolitik.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publishere-International Relations (e-IR)
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Subject classification (UKÄ)

    • Political Science

    Free keywords

    • Realism
    • neorealism
    • state
    • interests
    • conflict
    • international
    • relations

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