Structural Realism after the Cold War

@article{Waltz2000StructuralRA,
  title={Structural Realism after the Cold War},
  author={Kenneth N. Waltz},
  journal={International Security},
  year={2000},
  volume={25},
  pages={5-41}
}
Some students of international politics believe that realism is obsolete.1 They argue that, although realism’s concepts of anarchy, self-help, and power balancing may have been appropriate to a bygone era, they have been displaced by changed conditions and eclipsed by better ideas. New times call for new thinking. Changing conditions require revised theories or entirely different ones. True, if the conditions that a theory contemplated have changed, the theory no longer applies. But what sorts… 

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