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Long-shot I know, but I don't suppose anyone on here happens to be an expert in International Relations?

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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Got to plan some essays for first uni exam and I'm baffled...

(and yes, I've posted on StudentRoom aswell!)

P.S. I'm an economics student regretting taking Global Politics as a module...
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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#1
What do you need help on?

WTO?
#3
strike
What do you need help on?

WTO?


Where do I start?! haha

I need to plan answers for these eight questions, two of which will come up in the exam (just 30mins each)...


1. How does the neo-realist approach advance our understanding of global politics?
2. In what important respects does neo-liberalism address the weaknesses of liberalism?
3. Is neo-liberal institutionalism a synthesis of neo-realism and liberalism?
4. How do feminist theories challenge traditional security approaches?
5. Assess Marxism’s contribution to International Relations theories.
6. How compelling is the social constructivist critique of a state-based international order?
7. How has International Relations moved away from International History and does it matter?
8. To what extent do International Ethics approaches address the problem of power in International Relations?

I'm working through them chronologically. I've started making headway on the first, but have just realised, looking at the second, that I have no idea as to the differences between liberalism and neo-liberalism - even after reading the section in the textbook - let alone how neoliberalism improves on liberalisms weaknesses...
banned#4
Don´t even understand the questions.
#5
toshapetriji
Don´t even understand the questions.


Neither do I! On the plus side, I am now 100% sure that economics was the course for me and not politics...
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rather than looking at them as separate branches, it is better to look at neoliberal institutionalism (neoliberalism) as a branch of liberalism.
there are 4 varities of liberalism in IR: commercial, republican, sociological and Neoliberalism. each of the first 3 have a lot in common especially within regard to democracy, state-centrism support of capitalism and community, so each of these share very humanistic and individualistic ideals. Importantly, liberals in IR see solutions at state-based levels.
Neoliberalism, in contrast, takes all these ideals and transforms them into something more systemic and structural (like neorealism): their primary belief is in institutionalism (hence neoliberalism and neoliberal institutionalism are the same thing) rather than viewing just states and communities as the solution to problems. as there are more political actors in the 21st century, they believe a state-centric approach is too limited. one should address issues through institutions, within regards to terrorism, human rights et cetera. They believe this because they see states as interdependent on one another for survival in an anarchic system.

Hope that clears things up a tad. Good luck :)
#7
lol I've found your questions on student room too!
haha good luck with the exam - i'm doing it too (you go to notts uni right?). I'm doing joint honours and politics is half of it so
i didn't even get a choice whether i wanted to do this or not! at least you know now not to choose it again. i'm stuck with it for the next 4yrs. i knew in the first lecture i'd made a bad choice! ahh well, too late to change my mind now :( i barely understand the questions......partly my own fault though for not revising enough. i just don't find this module interesting AT ALL so i have no motivation to do the reading/revision. what are we like eh?
#8
toshapetriji
Don´t even understand the questions.


me neither :(
#9
000Emily000
lol I've found your questions on student room too!
haha good luck with the exam - i'm doing it too (you go to notts uni right?). I'm doing joint honours and politics is half of it so
i didn't even get a choice whether i wanted to do this or not! at least you know now not to choose it again. i'm stuck with it for the next 4yrs. i knew in the first lecture i'd made a bad choice! ahh well, too late to change my mind now :( i barely understand the questions......partly my own fault though for not revising enough. i just don't find this module interesting AT ALL so i have no motivation to do the reading/revision. what are we like eh?


How did you find it? First question was ok, second I was clueless. I'm just glad I got 60+% on my coursework to bring up the exam to a pass (hopefully)...

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