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The Vocabulary of Realism: A Contextual Critique of the Epistemology of Classical Realism in International Relations Theory

Handby, Edmund


The way which the classical realist tradition of International Relations Theory has come to characterise the mechanics of world politics is predicated on the classics of political theory. As an explanatory theory of International Relations, realism seeks to account for international relations on the basis of political reality, irrespective of normative and ethical issues. Despite the explanatory basis of classical realism, it nonetheless relies on the themes...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (Honours)
DOI: 10.25911/5d76334d51872


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