Perspectives on International Relations

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Political Science 123
23 January 2010
Perspectives on International Relations
3.Rational Choice is an accurate theoretical model for explaining behavior between states. Constructivist theorists such as Alexander Wendt and Martha Finnemore, have often posited the relationship between social interests and state interests.
An example of this relationship which can be examined is that of international law. “States appear to follow international law when it aligns with their interests but break it when it does not” (Cohen 637). When states analyze their own objectives and identify specific interests, international law is then utilized as a guideline which can either be followed or...
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