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Classical Realism - Basic principles
Pessimistic, jealousy, idealism & greed have influenced international actors.
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Classical Realism - Power
Recognises the central role of power in politics of all kinds. Recognises limitations of power & how it can become self defeating. Emphasise need for a BALANCE OF POWER.
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Classical Realism - Bonds
Bonds & alliances are vital to peace but are always fragile. They can be, and often are, undermined by pursuit of UNILATERAL ADVANTAGE. Tends to oppose idealistic political projects, placing it at odds with liberalism.
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Classical Realism - History
Spans back to 5th C Greek historian Thucydides & his account of Peloponnesian war. Original writers (Thu, Morgenthau) are concerned with questions of order, justice & change at the domestic, regional & international levels.
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Classical Realism - Dilemmas
Stresses sensitivity to ethical dilemmas & their practical implications & need to base influence, whenever possible, on shared interests & persuasion.
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Recognises the central role of power in politics of all kinds. Recognises limitations of power & how it can become self defeating. Emphasise need for a BALANCE OF POWER.

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Classical Realism - Power

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Bonds & alliances are vital to peace but are always fragile. They can be, and often are, undermined by pursuit of UNILATERAL ADVANTAGE. Tends to oppose idealistic political projects, placing it at odds with liberalism.

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Card 4

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Spans back to 5th C Greek historian Thucydides & his account of Peloponnesian war. Original writers (Thu, Morgenthau) are concerned with questions of order, justice & change at the domestic, regional & international levels.

Back

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Card 5

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Stresses sensitivity to ethical dilemmas & their practical implications & need to base influence, whenever possible, on shared interests & persuasion.

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