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Post-realism is a theoretical perspective on international relations. According to post-realism, global actors are joined in a global network of thoughts, actions, and talk. Post-realism focuses particularly on the talk, on discourse and debate in the conduct and study of international relations. For post-realists, international realism is a form of social scientific and political rhetoric. It opens rather than closes a debate about what is real and what is realistic in international relations.


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