1. What is Hans Morgenthau’s classical theory of realism? Do you agree with Hans Morgenthau’s claim that Realism is a concept of interest defined in terms of power and if so do you also agree with his view that this means that moral principles cannot be applied to the actions of states in the international system? (Realism)
2. Liberal International Relations theory places much importance in the role of international institutions in world affairs. Do you agree with this assessment or do you think that Liberal theory overplays the importance of international institutions? Provide some examples to back up your arguments. (Liberalism)
3. Alexander Wendt is famous for arguing that “Anarchy is what states make of it.” Do you agree with this constructivist view of structure in the international system? If so, why do you agree? If not, why do you disagree? (Constructivism)
When answering the question, start by briefly defining what the term is and what it means (realism/ liberalism, constructivism) and then answer the question.