What are the assumptions that realist, liberals, constructivist (see next section) have about international relations? How do each theories understand power? Who are involved in the international system, according to each theory? How does each theory differ from each other?How does these assumptions affect the ways they think about international cooperation?
How does Realist/Liberal/Constructivists perceive NGOs/IGOs and International Law?
How does NGOs/IGOs make international cooperation possible? In what ways do they attempt to make international system less anarchic and more peaceful and how successful are they?
Do people always benefit from the globalizing liberal economy? Should we keep/challenge the globalizing nature of the liberal economy? If there are detriments, how can we resolve it? What are some ways we can ease the challenges of globalization?
Realism concerns itself with material power and security. Liberalism is concerned with economic independence whereas constructivism is about role ideas play in shaping international systems. As such, the three relate because they all talk about importance of Independence despite the dependence of different states.
The three theories stress on the fact that sovereign states are crucial in international systems. They believe that NGOs, international institutions, IGOs and international laws should promote little independence.
Globalizing liberal economy benefit people in different ways. For instance, companies lower cost ways to produce hence global competition that drives prices and create larger variety of choices for consumers.