Introduction to International Relations

Enduring Questions and Contemporary Perspectives

by Joseph Grieco, G. John Ikenberry and Michael Mastanduno

Chapter 3: Theories of International Relations

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Outside resources

Video resources

  • A Realist Walks into a Bar: To see a brief video explaining realism, click here.
  • To see a similar video on liberalism, click here.
  • To see a similar one on constructivism (and to learn how it pertains to The Matrix), click here.

Primary sources and further learning

  • For more on Marxism in international relations, check out these notes.
  • Take a look at this article on charges of 'token women' in positions of power, and make sure to take a look at the paper to which it links!

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