Theories Of International Relations

Theories of international relations

International relations (IR) is a young discipline. It seeks to provide a set of values that policymakers, diplomats should follow in order to better the human condition and seeks to explain the causes of political events. IR desires to achieve relations between states and investigating the underlying causes of war and conflict. (Mearsheimer , 32-47)

The driving force behind liberalism as a political theory of the state is the centrality of individual liberty. The liberal ideal entails a limited or conditional government, whose legitimacy is derived from the consent of the governed, over whom rulers may not exercise coercion ...
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