Realism in international relations

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Realism in international relations

Realism had existed many years ago which assumes concern for fact, the rejection of impractical and visionary as for instance, realist ideas were important inEurope because many people were looking for idealistic approach to perceiving concepts and their environment, and realism offered just that. Realism was strong because it disallowed the presentation orarticulation of any peer influence of religion, and in fact rejected religion. By adopting only things that are tangible and concrete, realists unfortunately abandoned the images of hope and love intheir work, because concepts are too abstract. Realism heavily influenced modern Europe because it allowed individuals to remove the influence of abstracts from their lives and look more realisticallyat their future and their purpose. This inward look compounded with humanitarianism to create a mindset among Europeans that the individual was valuable.

Realism in international relations dealwith what is called as ‘political realism’ which refers to a school of international relations that prioritizes national interest and security, rather than ideals, social reconstructions, or ethics.This term is often synonymous with power politics. Critique on the theories of realism will be present in this research as there can be assumptions on the following that, international system is anarchicas no authority above states capable of regulating their interactions and states must arrive at relations with other states on their own, rather than it being dictated to them by some highercontrolling entity. Thus, certain relations between states are determined by their comparative level of power derived primarily from their military and economic capabilities. Furthermore, realists believethat mankind is not inherently benevolent but rather self-centered and competitive as such Hobbesian perspective views human nature as selfish and conflictual unless given appropriate conditions under...
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