Power in international relations

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  • Thucydides Realism

    From the works of Thucydides, realism was created and has become a major paradigm in international politics. Thucydides studied the Polynesian War between Athens and Sparta, and he studied the relations between these city-states. From his many observations, he put a focus on how the balance of power is a major factor in international politics as well as the importance of the state. The state is an essential component of realism and it is the foundation for many of the central assumptions coming…

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  • Realism In The Melian Dialogue

    principles that can be applied to the Melian Dialogue. These include ideas such as a static, unchanging world in which there exists a constant struggle for power, and on the international stage this struggle exists between nation states. Evil remains steadfast in the world as well, ever affecting the political and social realm. This constant struggle for power equates to endless competition between states making peace an unobtainable illusion with a moderated or controlled peace the only…

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  • Liberal Internationalism In Canada

    Canada’s experience as an international relative has been a brief and recent development compared to many other countries. Due to the heroic efforts done in part by Canadian soldiers in World War One, Canada was gifted the statue of Westminster. This gift signaled the end of British primacy to our foreign policy, and crafted Canada’s foreign strategy that has been known around the world for many decades. Canada’s role in World War two to help aid in the fight of Nazism and Fascism played a…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Neorealism

    In accordance with the anarchic world view, self interest amongst states, and the power discrepancies that are assumed within neorealism, it has been suggested that cooperation in the field of international relations is a futile effort,. Neorealism describes a system where states are the only actors, and a constant power struggle is what guides international policy, with no state wanting to yield power to another. I will counter this view of thought with aspects Neoliberalism, an ideology in…

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  • Importance Of Sovereignty In International Relations

    Sovereignty is an important concept in International Relations. Before, the concept of sovereignty is formally introduced, it is important to mention that the word ‘state’ and ‘country’ will be interchangeably used in this context. Sovereignty can be referred to as the independent authority over a territory (country or state). States can be said to be sovereign if there is no authority in the form of an international organization or supranational entity to tell them what to do. Examples in this…

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  • National Sovereignty And Economic Sovereignty

    can handle their own internal and external affairs independently, that the state is fully autonomous in the exercise of power and cannot be interference by other states. Also has the right to self-defense and the right to equality in international law. In short, the "autonomous self-determination," the highest authority. The concept of sovereignty to enter the field of international law, is derived from Hugo Grotius which a book called< the Law of War and Peace>, he stands in a legal…

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  • Intertwined Organizations In The Field Of International Development And Foreign Relations

    The field of International Development and Foreign Relations is an interesting and complex area in the study of politics and public policy. In this paper, I will discuss three very different but intertwined organizations. Walmart, the Center of Global Development, and the United States Agency on International Development are not commonly associated, however they all play a major role in global policy. This paper is going to show how each organization is interrelated in the field of global…

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  • Institutionalism Vs Neorealism

    The field of international politics is a vastly complex field that can be difficult to interpret and make sense of. There is no supreme governing power, only sovereign states. Theories can be used as a sort of lens to find patterns in the behavior of states and determine how likely cooperation is in the international system. In this essay, I will be presenting the Neorealist argument that states are self-interested actors concerned with security and survival, and the Neoliberal Institutionalist…

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  • New Light Canada

    of the United Nations. The United Nations was an organization created in 1945, composed by various countries around the world. Its initial purpose was to maintain international security and foster social co-operation. Joining the United Nations was a defining moment in Canadian history because it enabled Canada to reform international interactions by supporting the UN, develop a more asserted identity, and to establish Canada’s reputation to the world. Essentially, the United Nations allowed…

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  • Westphalian State System

    The state system has been imbedded in international relations and international politics since the creation of the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 AD. The Westphalian ‘state system’ saw the end to the destructive thirty-year war in the seventeenth-century, creating a peaceful resolution to end the conflict and establishing territorial sovereignty. The fundamental roles states have been assigned include create justice and order, welfare, freedom, unity and most importantly protection of the people…

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