Neoclassical Realist approach on: Do states take international norms into account when deciding how to act?


The behaviour of sovereign states within the international system is a complex and multifaceted puzzle that has engrossed the interests of interdisciplinary scholars alike. This paper identifies the constitutive and structural dimensions of norms through exploring the significance of international norms on a state's decision-making process. This paper takes a keen interest into contemporary terminology, methodological issues and contemporary academic debate through the application of a Neoclassical Realist analysis. This paper is an early draft copy, so reference as such.

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