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Realist Theory:
The world is characterized by self-interested states and power politics. Nations pursue self-interests in a state of global anarchy. Main assumptions are that war is a consequence of anarchy and states don't answer to anyone. Realists hate permanent alliances, and believes that morality has no place in politics.
Liberalist Theory:
Belief that war and injustice are NOT imminent, and a more cooperative world is possible because people are good and peaceful. Believes that humans can be motivated by altruism and claims that states don't go to war because they desire cooperation. Promotes treaties, alliances, and the UN.
Neoliberal Institutionalism:
Best interest of the state is to help other states, because int'l institutions give incentive to behave.
Democratic Liberalism:
Democracies are more peaceful, and the world is safer when there are more democracies.
Commercial Liberalism:
Free trade and economic interdependence stop international conflict. Economic interdependence fosters cooperation.
Wealthy nations exploit the poorer ones in order to further their own economic interests.
IR is very competitive and dominated by men. Females must adopt masculine qualities in order to compete.
No escaping beliefs, ideas, and identity; they matter as much as institutions. States behave according to their ideals and identity. IR is fluid, and states change their ideals.