The Political Parties Of The Election Of Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump

949 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
In light of the upcoming election, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the presidential candidates from both major political parties, have promulgated their positions on foreign policy. They have different views on various issues, such as climate change, trade deals and cooperation with other countries. From realism to neo-Marxism, there are many contending theories on international relations, and the candidates’ policy can be interpreted through the different lenses.
There are several principal theories of international relations that prove useful in evaluating foreign policies. Realism, mainly contrasted with liberalism, focuses on the conflicts of world politics. The principal actors that shape the policy decisions around the world are nations that seek to maintain and expand their power mainly for security and survival. This school of thought is divided into two theories: classical realism and neorealism. Although the ultimate result that nations seek power for security and survival is the same in both theories, they suppose different underlying causes for the result. Classical realists, such as Morgenthau, assert that it is human nature to seek power and because nations consist of human beings, nations exhibit power seeking behaviors as well. On the other hand, neorealist explains that nations’ power seeking behaviors stem from the structure of the global environment that lacks higher authority with jurisdiction to settle disputes and promote justice effectively.…

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