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Contrasting Theories of International Relations
An exploration of the theories of international relations.
# 142326 | 1,000 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in International Relations (General) , Political Science (Marx / Engels)

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This paper responds to two questions, the first discussing differences between realist, liberal, and Marxist and postmodern models in international relations. The paper's second answer explains further the nature and approaches of postmodern analysis stressing Western modernity in critical terms, with attention to the postcolonial world, the results of neo-liberal economic development across the world and the convergence of Marxism and postmodernism.

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"Traditional approaches to the study of International Relations have employed theories of Realism, Liberalism and Marxism within what is usually a World Systems model that stresses the interrelatedness of all phenomena in global affairs. Increasing use has been made of postmodern theories, since the end of the Cold War in 1989 and the rapid rise of a changed world climate of greater human mobility, faded ideas of the nation as a basic unit, rapid communications and an altered economy. An ongoing tradition of Realist analysis stresses seeing world..."

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