Turkish Journal of International Relations

Turkish Journal of International Relations

Volume 3, Numbers 2 and 3, Summer-Fall 2004


To What Extend Complex Interdependence Theorists Challenge to Structural Realist School of International Relations?
By Hüseyin Isiksal



In his survey of the discipline, Banks discusses the evolution of international relations theory in terms of three ‘great debates’. The first debate referred to the dualism between idealism and realism and the second one referred to the behaviouralismtraditionalism debate. The third such debate - the inter-paradigm debate - involves realism, pluralism and structuralism. Therefore, one of the fundamental discussions of International Relations in theoretical terms at advanced level appeared as how does ‘pluralism’ possess a challenge to the realist school of international relations?

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