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Realism is a school of thought containing numerous related branches. It emanates from factual truth that hinges on the idea of imperialism. A political survival gimmicks perpetrated by the western world by flexing a hopeless contradictory and hypocritical imperialistic muscles the world over.
And to paint a sharp exposition that uncovers a political shame that world order is a coined phrases that only perpetrate strategic wickedness, war, lawlessness and utter confusion. Accumulation of the economic power and political prowess has been the ultimate goal.
Various heated arguments have developed on realism and many scholars have come out their own construed versions of the perceived realism. Kenneth Waltz argues that all of the various explanations for the causes of war can be easily filtered into three images: that of man, the state and the international system.
Applying Waltz's logic to the realist camp, distinct categories of explanations can be readily identified. For example, traditional realism, with its emphasis on individuals, explains international phenomena and state behaviour from the point of view that human nature is intrinsically evil. Structural realism on the other hand throws out this assumption, and conducts an analysis based on the objective nature of the international structure, a system-level analysis. From the perspective of units of analysis, the different casual stories told by realist thinkers can be divided into three distinct categories: human nature realism, state-centric realism and system-centric realism2.
Human nature realism, also known as biological realism, 3Donelly emphasizes man's biological abi ...
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