Principles of Regime Theory: Strengths & Weaknesses


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When did regime theory first emerge as a signficant field of international relations?

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1. Which of the following is not a component of regime theory?

2. Which approach to regime theory holds that actors may defer short-term gain for long-term gain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Several major regime theories exist, and this quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of the different approaches. To pass the online quiz, make sure you know when regime theory was introduced and what the theory's components are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To master this quiz, students will need to know the following information:

  • When regime theory first emerged
  • Components of regime theory
  • Different approaches to regime theory
  • What 'regime' means in regime theory

Skills Practiced

Students will practice these skills while utilizing this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the pros and cons of regime theory
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different approaches in regime theory and their assumptions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what is and is not a component of regime theory

Additional Learning

Read or watch the lesson called Principles of Regime Theory: Strengths & Weaknesses at any time to learn more about this subject. The lesson, together with this companion quiz and worksheet, contains the following objectives:

  • Explain how the international trade regime relies on free trade, globalization, and diplomacy
  • Describe the power-based approach of Hegemonic-stability theory (HST)
  • Understand how social constructivism and international political economy are beginning to overshadow regime theory