The Rwandan Genocide through the Lens of International Relations Paradigms The following paper will look at the International Relations paradigms that might offer some explanation as to why the international community failed to stop the massacre which unfolded in Rwanda. The essay will ponder the consequences of such actions (or non-actions) and will pay specific attention to Canada’s role during and after the genocide. The three IR paradigms which will be given the chief attention of the paper are Liberalism, Realism and Social Constructivism. All in all, of the three paradigms, the one that makes the most sense is the realism paradigm. Liberalism holds that people are naturally good and that states can cooperate through international...The end:
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