This week we’re focused on the mainstream IR theories of Realism, Liberalism and Constructivism.
***Do Realism please***
After you read this week’s assigned texts, please pick one theory and complete the steps below:
Define the theory in your own words- what are the main ideas?
What are the strong points of theory? What are the weak points? In other words, what events can the theory explain, and what can it not explain?
Use this theory (and the others if applicable) to explain a current event in international relations.
What are the weak points of your chosen theory and why? Be sure to define your terms and to support your answer with references to the course materials ( and the videos) and/or the lesson for this week.