Theoretical Approaches to International Relations: Realism, Liberalism & Marxism


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Which international relations approach is based on the ideas of an influential German philosopher and emphasizes the role of economics above all else?

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1. Which international relations approach emphasizes the self-interest of the state within a competitive system?

2. Which is NOT a central component of Wilsonianism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about approaching international relations from a realist, liberalist or Marxist point of view with this quiz/worksheet combo. All of the quiz questions are in multiple-choice format, and the quiz is scored immediately as soon as you finish.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Challenge yourself with questions on the following:

  • Identifying an approach based on a description of its ideas or emphasis
  • Components of Wilsonianism
  • Facts about the Marxist approach

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on realism, liberalism and Marxism in international relations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ideas, components and emphases of these approaches
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as Wilsonianism and Marxist

Additional Learning

Continue your studies with the corresponding lesson, which is titled Theoretical Approaches to International Relations: Realism, Liberalism & Marxism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define international relations
  • Identify characteristics of realism
  • Know who Karl Marx was
  • Understand the focus of Marxism
  • Recognize the focus of liberalism