Realists Can Subscribe to the Utility of International Law According to Duncan Bell (2002), “Realism has consistently provided the most reliable guidance for statecraft, and it has consistently offered the most compelling explanations of state behavior” (222). While different types of realism have been studied, even today realism plays a role in international relations. Some types of realism to consider are structural, neorealists, and liberal. A person can be a realist and still subscribe to the utility of international law, especially through liberal realism. Defining and Understanding Realists Understanding the concept of realism and how it relates to international relationships is important in understanding the different types of...The end:
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