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Neorealism (international relations)

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Neorealism or structural realism is a theory of international relations that says power is the most important factor in international relations. [1]

64 relations: Addison-Wesley, Anarchy, Authority, Balance of power (international relations), Barry Posen, Bruce Russett, Cambridge University Press, Charles L. Glaser, Chile, Christopher Layne, Classical realism (international relations), Cooperation, Decentralization, Defensive realism, Democracy, Democratic peace theory, Dominican Republic, E. H. Carr, Hans Morgenthau, International Organization, International relations, International Relations (journal), International relations theory, International Security (journal), Interventionism (politics), John Mearsheimer, John Mueller, Joseph Grieco, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Juan Bosch, Kenneth Waltz, Man, the State, and War, Marc Trachtenberg, Mercantilism, Military, Neofunctionalism, Neoliberalism (international relations), Never at War, Nuclear warfare, Offensive (military), Offensive realism, Peace, Polarity (international relations), Political science, Power (international relations), Princeton University Press, Realism (international relations), Reinhold Niebuhr, Relative gain (international relations), Richard K. Betts, ..., Robert Gilpin, Robert J. Art, Robert Jervis, Salvador Allende, Security dilemma, Stephen Van Evera, Stephen Walt, Structure, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, Theory of International Politics, Thucydides, Trust (emotion), Wilhelm II, German Emperor, World Politics. Expand index (14 more) »


Addison-Wesley is a publisher of textbooks and computer literature.

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Anarchy is the condition of a society, entity, group of people, or a single person that rejects hierarchy.

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Authority derives from the Latin word and is a concept used to indicate the foundational right to exercise power, which can be formalized by the State and exercised by way of judges, monarchs, rulers, police officers or other appointed executives of government, or the ecclesiastical or priestly appointed representatives of a higher spiritual power (God or other deities).

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Balance of power (international relations)

The balance of power theory in international relations suggests that national security is enhanced when military capability is distributed so that no one state is strong enough to dominate all others.

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Barry Posen

Barry Ross Posen (born July 13, 1952) is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT and the director of MIT's Security Studies Program.

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Bruce Russett

Bruce Martin Russett (born 1935) is Dean Acheson Professor of Political Science and Professor in International and Area Studies, MacMillan Center, Yale University, and edited the Journal of Conflict Resolution from 1972 to 2009.

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Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press (CUP) is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Charles L. Glaser

Charles L. Glaser is a scholar of international relations theory, known for his work on defensive realism.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Christopher Layne

Christopher Layne (born November 2, 1949) is Robert M. Gates Chair in Intelligence and National Security at the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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Classical realism (international relations)

Classical realism is a theory of international relations established in the post-World War II era that seeks to explain international politics as a result of human nature.

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Cooperation (sometimes written as co-operation) is the process of groups of organisms working or acting together for common, mutual, or some underlying benefit, as opposed to working in competition for selfish benefit.

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Decentralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision-making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group.

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Defensive realism

Defensive neorealism is a structural theory derived from the school of realism in international relations theory.

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Democracy (δημοκρατία dēmokraa thetía, literally "rule by people"), in modern usage, has three senses all for a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting.

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Democratic peace theory

Democratic peace theory is a theory which posits that democracies are hesitant to engage in armed conflict with other identified democracies.

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Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic (República Dominicana) is a sovereign state located in the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean region.

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E. H. Carr

Edward Hallett "Ted" Carr (28 June 1892 – 3 November 1982) was an English historian, diplomat, journalist and international relations theorist, and an opponent of empiricism within historiography.

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Hans Morgenthau

Hans Joachim Morgenthau (February 17, 1904 – July 19, 1980) was one of the major twentieth-century figures in the study of international politics.

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International Organization

International Organization is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the entire field of international affairs.

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International relations

International relations (IR) or international affairs (IA) — commonly also referred to as international studies (IS) or global studies (GS) — is the study of interconnectedness of politics, economics and law on a global level.

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International Relations (journal)

International Relations is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal that covers the field of international relations.

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International relations theory

International relations theory is the study of international relations (IR) from a theoretical perspective.

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International Security (journal)

International Security is a peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of international and national security.

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Interventionism (politics)

Interventionism is a policy of non-defensive (proactive) activity undertaken by a nation-state, or other geo-political jurisdiction of a lesser or greater nature, to manipulate an economy and/or society.

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John Mearsheimer

John Joseph Mearsheimer (born December 14, 1947) is an American political scientist.

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John Mueller

John E. Mueller (born June 21, 1937) is an American political scientist in the field of international relations as well as a scholar of the history of dance.

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Joseph Grieco

Joseph M. Grieco is professor of political science at Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina.

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Journal of Interdisciplinary History

The Journal of Interdisciplinary History is a peer-reviewed academic journal published four times a year by the MIT Press.

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Juan Bosch

Juan Emilio Bosch Gaviño (June 30, 1909 – November 1, 2001) was a Dominican politician, historian, short story writer, essayist, educator, and the first democratically elected president of the Dominican Republic for a brief time in 1963.

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Kenneth Waltz

Kenneth Neal Waltz (June 8, 1924 – May 12, 2013) was an American political scientist who was a member of the faculty at both the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University and one of the most prominent scholars in the field of international relations.

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Man, the State, and War

Man, the State, and War is a 1959 book on international relations by realist academic Kenneth Waltz.

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Marc Trachtenberg


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Mercantilism is a national economic policy designed to maximize the trade of a nation and, historically, to maximize the accumulation of gold and silver (as well as crops).

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A military or armed force is a professional organization formally authorized by a sovereign state to use lethal or deadly force and weapons to support the interests of the state.

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Neofunctionalism is a theory of regional integration which downplays globalisation and reintroduces territory into its governance.

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Neoliberalism (international relations)

In the study of international relations, neoliberalism refers to a school of thought which believes that states are, or at least should be, concerned first and foremost with absolute gains rather than relative gains to other states.

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Never at War

Never at War: Why Democracies Will Not Fight One Another is a book by the historian and physicist Spencer R. Weart published by Yale University Press in 1998.

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Nuclear warfare

Nuclear warfare (sometimes atomic warfare or thermonuclear warfare) is a military conflict or political strategy in which nuclear weaponry is used to inflict damage on the enemy.

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Offensive (military)

An offensive is a military operation that seeks through aggressive projection of armed force to occupy territory, gain an objective or achieve some larger strategic, operational, or tactical goal.

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Offensive realism

Offensive realism is a structural theory belonging to the neorealist school of thought first postulated by John Mearsheimer that holds that the anarchic nature of the international system is responsible for aggressive state behavior in international politics.

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Peace is the concept of harmony and the absence of hostility.

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Polarity (international relations)

Polarity in international relations is any of the various ways in which power is distributed within the international system.

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Political science

Political science is a social science which deals with systems of governance, and the analysis of political activities, political thoughts, and political behavior.

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Power (international relations)

Power in international relations is defined in several different ways.

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Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University.

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Realism (international relations)

Realism is a school of thought in international relations theory, theoretically formalising the Realpolitik statesmanship of early modern Europe.

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Reinhold Niebuhr

Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (June 21, 1892June 1, 1971) was an American theologian, ethicist, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years.

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Relative gain (international relations)

Relative gain, in international relations, is the actions of states only in respect to power balances and without regard to other factors, such as economics.

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Richard K. Betts

Richard Kevin Betts (born August 15, 1947) is the Arnold Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies in the Department of Political Science, the director of the Institute of War and Peace Studies, and the director of the International Security Policy Program in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

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Robert Gilpin

Robert Gilpin (born 1930) is a scholar of international political economy and the professor emeritus of Politics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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Robert J. Art

Robert Jeffrey Art is Christian A. Herter Professor of International Relations at Brandeis University, and Fellow at MIT Center for International Studies.

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Robert Jervis

Robert Jervis (born 1940) is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, and is a member of the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies in the School of International and Public Affairs.

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Salvador Allende

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens (26 June 1908 – 11 September 1973) was a Chilean physician and politician, known as the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections.

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Security dilemma

The security dilemma, also referred to as the spiral model, is a term used in international relations and refers to a situation in which, under anarchy, actions by a state intended to heighten its security, such as increasing its military strength, committing to use weapons or making alliances, can lead other states to respond with similar measures, producing increased tensions that create conflict, even when no side really desires it.

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Stephen Van Evera

Stephen William Van Evera (born 10 November 1948) is a professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in International Relations.

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Stephen Walt

Stephen Martin Walt (born July 2, 1955) is an American professor of international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Structure is an arrangement and organization of interrelated elements in a material object or system, or the object or system so organized.

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The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy is a book by John Mearsheimer, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, and Stephen Walt, Professor of International Relations at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, published in late August 2007.

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Theory of International Politics

Theory of International Politics is a 1979 international relations (IR) theory by Kenneth Waltz that offers a new theory, the neorealist theory of international relations.

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Thucydides (Θουκυδίδης,, Ancient Attic:; BC) was an Athenian historian and general.

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Trust (emotion)

In a social context, trust has several connotations.

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Wilhelm II, German Emperor

Wilhelm II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert von Hohenzollern; 27 January 18594 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918.

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World Politics

World Politics is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering political science and international relations.

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