Talk:Realism (international relations)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
          This article is of interest to the following WikiProjects:
WikiProject International relations (Rated Start-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject International relations, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of International relations on Wikipedia.
If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Top  This article has been rated as Top-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Politics (Rated Start-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Politics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of politics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
WikiProject Philosophy (Rated Start-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Philosophy, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of content related to philosophy on Wikipedia. If you would like to support the project, please visit the project page, where you can get more details on how you can help, and where you can join the general discussion about philosophy content on Wikipedia.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 


Nayef Al-Rodhan[edit]

Not my area so I'm not sure of the best way to merge it, but we probably shouldn't have a standalone section on what minor (?) Oxford academic Nayef Al-Rodhan's thinks about realism. (An editor seems to have been creating brand new sections in various articles to describe Al-Rodhan's particular take on each subject, rather than contributing to a relevant section of the existing content.) Is he just part of the neoclassical movement? --McGeddon (talk) 11:39, 11 September 2012 (UTC)

Nietzsche and Schmitt[edit]

Just in to note that the followig authors might be good additions to the historic antecedents

Friedrich Nietzsche - a German philosopher describing the will to power as the main driving force in humans

Carl Schmitt - a German political theorist, known for defining politics as the realm of the friend-enemy distinction

Heinkhel (talk) 21:20, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Relation to Realpolitik[edit]

I propose to eliminate the opening "cautionary" statement "Not to be confused with realpolitik", and to add a section explaining what the connections between both are. To this purpose I propose to include a section from the Realpolitik article:

"Realpolitik is related to the philosophy of political realism, and both suggest working from the hypothesis that it is chiefly based on the pursuit, possession, and application of power. (See also power politics) Realpolitik, however, is a prescriptive guideline limited to policy-making (like foreign policy), while realism is a descriptive paradigm, a wider theoretical and methodological framework, aimed at describing, explaining and, eventually, predicting events in the international relations domain."

The section title could simply be Realpolitik.--Auró (talk) 21:02, 23 February 2014 (UTC)