1st Edition

Realism, Idealism and International Politics
A Reinterpretation

ISBN 9781138006577
Published August 15, 2014 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

This book defends realism in the study of international politics and demonstrates the heuristic and evaluative utility of Robert Berki's interpretation of political realism and political idealism. It argues that realism is not a meaningless term nor redundant and necessarily rhetorical in politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. A Framework for Analysis: Realism Versus Idealisms 3. Hans Morgenthau: Theory as Truth 4. Hans Morgenthau: A Critical Analysis 5. Kenneth Waltz: Theory as Science 6. Kenneth Waltz: A Critical Analysis 7. Hedley Bull: Theory as Tradition 8. Hedley Bull: A Critical Analysis 9. Conclusions

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