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Overview of Theories of International Relations - Chapter Summary
For an overview of international relations theories, check out this self-paced study guide chapter. Consisting of short video lessons, this chapter breaks down the principles and components of several international relations theories, including regime theory, rational choice theory and political realism theory. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Define liberal internationalism
- Recognize the principles of the rational choice theory
- Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the principles of regime theory
- Explain political realism theory principles
You can work through the chapter at your own pace using any Internet-connected device. When you finish a lesson, try the accompanying self-assessment quiz to help retain the information you've studied. The chapter ends with a comprehensive multiple-choice exam, and if you have any questions about these interaction relations theories, you can easily reach out to our subject matter experts online.
1. Political Realism Theory: Definition & Principles
Actions of states on the world stage can affect billions of people, which is why understanding international relations is so important. In this lesson, you'll learn about one theory that attempts to explain international relations - political realism.
2. Liberal Internationalism: Definition & Principles
One of the great debates in the study of international relations is between the realism school of thought and liberal internationalism. In this lesson, you'll learn about liberal internationalism and its core principles.
3. Rational Choice Theory: Definition & Principles
When we get down to it, states can only act through people. Consequently, if we want to understand state behavior in international relations, we need to understand human behavior. Rational choice theory attempts to do just this.
4. Principles of Regime Theory: Strengths & Weaknesses
International relations theorists attempt to explain how actors on the world stage gain security in an environment of anarchy. In this lesson, you'll learn about regime theory and its explanation of how actors try to create order out of chaos.
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