Neorealist Claims in Light of Ancient Chinese Philosophy: the Cultural Dimension of International Theory



The key concepts of the neorealist approach to international theory were developed by Western scholars, largely based on analyses of interactions among Western states. 3 Yet one of the paradigm's main purposes is to transcend time and space in order to recognize patterns in the recurrence of international conflict. Can any such intellectual endeavour be free of prejudices and cultural biases?


International Relation International System Armed Conflict Chinese Philosophy World Politics 
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