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Neorealism v.s Constructivism

Neorealism focuses on the State as a key actor on the world stage and the systemic interdependent nature of the international community. The neorealist is ultimately interested in security as they view the state as highest authority. I believe this view resonates from a serious insecurity within their human nature (what that nature is constructed from is a matter of perspective, however). This insecurity breeds an authoritarian attitude most of the time, which is concerned with control. Ironically, the “security” produced is a harsh lie because building arms, and increasing domestic security, only creates tension enough for the inevitability of war both abroad and within the country. The system, insecure as it is, cracks down on its civilians until they become an enemy of the state.

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