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Perspectives on Structural Realism
 
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Perspectives on Structural Realism
Edited by Andrew Hanami
 
 
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12 Dec 2003
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Realism remains a predominant and most debated theoretical approach in International Relations research. Whether considered a scientific and accurate reflection of world politics or as reactionary and a distortion of realities and possibilities, both realism and its structural variant continue to be a source of fruitful research-whether within the program or in its rejection.The Realism approach itself is not uniform whether in relation to its implications or methodologies.

Here leading scholars provide important perspectives on the insights and directions of Realist research in some of its most interesting variants. From rational choice to case studies, from theory to practice, the contributors explore both classic tenets of Realism as the balance of power and such apparent inconsistencies as foolish policies.


Description

Realism remains a predominant and most debated theoretical approach in International Relations research. Whether considered a scientific and accurate reflection of world politics or as reactionary and a distortion of realities and possibilities, both realism and its structural variant continue to be a source of fruitful research-whether within the program or in its rejection.The Realism approach itself is not uniform whether in relation to its implications or methodologies.

Here leading scholars provide important perspectives on the insights and directions of Realist research in some of its most interesting variants. From rational choice to case studies, from theory to practice, the contributors explore both classic tenets of Realism as the balance of power and such apparent inconsistencies as foolish policies.


Contents

Foreword; S.M.Walt
Introduction; A.K.Hanami
Neorealism and Game Theory; R.Powell
Integrated Realism and Hegemonic Military Intervention in Unipolarity; B.Miller
From Balance of Power to Balancing Behavior: The Long and Winding Road;
S.B.Martin
The Security Dilemma and Ethnic Conflict; B.Posen
An Essay on Realism and Foreign Policy; S.Telhami
Structural Realism and China's Foreign Policy: Much (but never all) of the Story; A.Goldstein
America Deals with North Korea: A Realist's Approach; R.L.Gallucci
Why States Believe Foolish Ideas: Non-Self-Evaluation by States and Societies; S.Van Evera
Structural Realism and Interconnectivity; A.K.Hanami


Authors

ANDREW HANAMI is Associate Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University.