Analytical Liberalism Versus Neo-Classical Realism: Domestic Politics and British Foreign Policy, 1900-1914
19 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last revised: 28 Oct 2009
Date Written: 2009
Both Analytical Liberalism and Neo-Classical Realism focus on domestic factors influencing foriegn policy, yet each models the political process in a different way, identifying different sources of change. To illustrate the strengthes and weaknesses of each, I examine British policy in four domains in the years prior to World War I. Depending on the nature of the issue, one approach is more useful than the other.
Keywords: analytical liberalism, neo-classical realism, trade, monetary policy, security policy, Britain
JEL Classification: F13, F30
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