Realism. Assumptions. States: unitary, rational actors -Treaty of Westphalia (1648) Anarchy: no central government Survival: primary objective Pursuit of power . Implications for State Behavior . Security top concern Security dilemma Maximize absolute and relative power
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-Treaty of Westphalia (1648)
Hans Morgenthau: Politics Among Nations (1948)
Theory of International Politics (1979)
John Mearsheimer “The Tragedy of Great Power Politics (2001)