International Relations

International Relations

Assignment 1


Realism and liberalism are the two predominant approaches to the study of international relations. The two approaches are rooted in fundamentally different assumptions about human nature, the key actors in global politics, the motivations of those actors, and the character of the international system.

Contrast the foundational assumptions on which realism and liberalism are rooted. In your answer, be sure to differentiate between realism and liberalism in three key areas: human nature, the motivation for state behavior, and the nature of the international system. Then explain how the foundational assumptions of each theory influence prospects for cooperation in global politics.

To help ensure the auto-feedback system will function properly, your response must contain a minimum of 100 words and a maximum of 1000 words, though individual prompts or your instructor may provide a more precise target range for word count. Your response will be automatically reviewed by the system, and you will receive your grade after your instructor reviews and returns the scores. Your response should not contain in-text parenthetical citations or other special headers or formatting.

assignment 2

Given the distinction between zero-sum and non-zero-sum games, can you think of a current international situation that is a zero-sum conflict? One that is non-zero-sum? ( minimum of 150 words)