Mearsheimer's WorldOffensive Realism and the Struggle for Security: A Review Essay

  title={Mearsheimer's WorldOffensive Realism and the Struggle for Security: A Review Essay},
  author={Glenn Herald Snyder},
  journal={International Security},
  • G. Snyder
  • Published 1 July 2002
  • Political Science
  • International Security
Great Power Politics. New York: W.W. Norton, 2001. More than afty years have passed since Hans Morgenthau introduced “realism” as an approach to the study of international relations. Since then, the approach has withstood not only a steady assault from such external quarters as liberal institutionalism, the democratic peace school, and “constructivism” but also a marked divisive tendency. Splinter groups have emerged, each waving an identifying adjective to herald some new variant or emphasis… 

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