POL 300 Week 1 Discussion, Idealism Vs Realism in International Politics
- Explain what the author means by “idealism” and “realism” in international politics.
- Characterize the difference between the world before 1945 and the world after that year with respect to international relations.
- Explain the causes of the transition (from idealism to realism).
POL 300 Week 1 Discussion, Power and System
An accurate definition of the current IR system and how power is distributed is crucial in forming a sound foreign policy. Roskin and Berry allude to the tendency toward idealism in international politics before WWII ended in 1945. But the tendency toward realism after that year.
Research two countries whose relationship has been in the news recently. Visit a reputable Website, newspaper, or TV broadcast to catch up on the latest events in their interactions. Next, discuss why is it sometimes difficult to define the current IR system and if you had to choose from one of the many suggested names, which one would you select? Justify your response.
Compare and contrast at least three (3) key differences between the world before 1945 and the world after that year with respect to international relations. Next, explain the causes of the transition (from idealism to realism). Provide support for your response.
POL 300 Week 1 Quiz Answers (10 Question and Answers)