Broad Theoretical Perspectives in International Relations

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Match the following approaches with their emphasis:

Structural realism = Anarchy and self-help in the international system Feminist approaches = Gender dynamics and power relations in global politics Realism = States as rational actors pursuing their national interests Liberal theory = Integration of economic and political ideas in international relations

Match the following theories with their primary focus:

Realism = Competition for power among nations Liberalism = Cooperation between and among nations Constructivism = Social constructions of reality shaping international relations Marxism = Economic factors influencing international relations

Match the following theories with their period of prominence:

Constructivism = Post-Cold War era Marxism = Periods of economic upheaval Feminist approaches = Emergence of gender studies in international relations Realism = Historical focus on state power and security

Match the following theories with their level of analysis:

Structural realism = Macro-level analysis of state behavior Liberalism = Micro-level analysis of individual interactions in international relations Marxism = Macro-level analysis of economic structures' impact on state actions Feminist approaches = Micro-level analysis of gender roles in global politics

Match the following theories with their application to world events:

Realism = Explaining state behavior during conflicts Liberal theory = Understanding diplomatic negotiations between countries Constructivism = Analyzing how social norms influence international cooperation Marxism = Interpreting economic policies' impact on global trade

Match the following theories with their key aspect:

Structural realism = Focus on distribution of power among states Feminist approaches = Critique of traditional male-centric perspectives in international relations Realism = State-centric view of international politics Liberal theory = Promotion of institutions to foster cooperation among nations

Match the following theories with their theoretical foundation:

Marxism = Rooted in class struggle and economic determinism Constructivism = Based on socially constructed norms shaping state behavior Realism = Founded on the assumption of self-interested states in an anarchic system Liberalism = 'Democratic peace theory' advocating peaceful interactions between democracies

Match the following theories with their approach to power dynamics:

Structural realism = Focus on relative gains and security dilemmas Feminist approaches = Critique of patriarchal power structures in global politics Realism = 'Might makes right' principle in state interactions Liberal theory = 'Soft power' through cultural influence and cooperation

Match the following theories with their view on international cooperation:

Realism = Skeptical about the possibility of lasting cooperation between sovereign states. Liberal theory = Believes in the potential for institutions and norms to facilitate cooperation among nations. Constructivism = Emphasizes the role of shared beliefs and identities in fostering international cooperation. Marxism = Views cooperation as a tool to challenge capitalist hegemony in the global economy.

Match the following theories with their perspective on state interests:

Structural realism = States prioritize survival and maximizing power in a competitive environment. Feminist approaches = Critiques traditional notions of state interests as often defined by patriarchal norms. Realism = States are rational actors driven by self-interest and security concerns. Liberal theory = States seek to balance national interests with global cooperation through institutions.

Explore the fundamental theoretical perspective of realism in International Relations, focusing on classical and neostructural/structural aspects. Understand how realism places the state at the core of analysis and interprets states' actions in terms of power and balance of power.

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