Abstract Of Realism And Constructivism Essay example

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Hearing the words, Realism and Constructivism people might think of many things. Some might immediately start making their own opinions on both schools of international theories, or some might have no idea what really is Realism and Constructivism even though they heard these words many times. So, for both types of these people and for myself, I wanted to make a research on both school starting from the roots of these studies. One of my objectives is to try to make my research essay as simple and understanding for others, because I believe in theory of Albert Einstein “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”. But, when it comes to understanding of international history, people should rely on a school of Realism than Constructivism.
Realism itself has a much more broad history than Constructivism and its famous thinkers are the example of that Realism is inseparable with international history. The roots of Realism started from before the Common Era. Thucydides (460-411 B.C.E) who is called the father of Realism was an Athenian general and historian. His most notable work is History of the Peloponnesian War, which is an account of the war between Athens and Sparta. Comparing with other historians Thucydides relied on strict evidence and analysis than intervention of gods. Even though, History of the Peloponnesian War was neither work of political theory or international relations, it was counted as the only text of international theories and…

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