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Religion in International Relations Theory by Jonathan Fox, Nukhet Sandal

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4 Religion and Neorealism

Interactions within the international system

Neorealism, essentially a reformulation of Classical Realism, is a theoretical approach to the world politics that focuses on the relationships among the states in the international system. Neorealism has lent itself to heated debates due to its explanations based on material capabilities and balance of power. Kenneth Waltz, with his pioneering work Theory of International Politics, is regarded as the intellectual father of this theory. Robert J. Art, Joseph Grieco, John Mearsheimer, Randall Schweller, and Stephen Walt are also counted among the Neorealist scholars who shifted the focus from the individual to the international system. Although Neorealists refer to the same ...

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