BOOK REVIEW: Neoclassical Realist Theory of International Politics

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Volume 14, Number 055, 2017
Book Reviews


Neoclassical realism, since its emergence in the 1990s, has sparked many heated and fruitful debates both within the realist tradition of international relations and across the discipline of international relations. Initially, it emerged as a limited and complementary foreign policy approach aimed at explaining the anomalies of structural realist (or neorealist) theory, and evolved into a more comprehensive foreign policy theory with subsequent studies.


Neoclassical realism, international relations, foreign policy, state-society relations, perceptions of decision-makers, internal political pressures


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, Volume 14, Issue 55, 2017, pp. 119-124


  • Nuri Yeşilyurt, Dr., Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University
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