Essay realism vs liberalism

Edgar Degas was interested in line and were good at design. We can see his inspiration coming from japanese Torii Kiyonaga’s Women’s Bath, especially in Degas painting The Tub. The tub was painted with strong contours and a lot of lines. We see a woman just getting into her bath with her unmade bed in the foreground. The bed gives the painting a strong diagonal composition, just like the lines on the floor and the composition of the figures in Women’s Bath do. This also makes the composition very asymmetric in both Paintings. It is also cropped, just like Women’s bath and the way photograph usually are and were at this time. So we see some influences from photography to. But what really makes The Tub strive away from the classical nudes is the accidental, in-the-moment position of the woman. She is in the middle of the motion and she is not idealized. The brushwork, however, is very far from its japanese influence. It’s a bit “blocky” and reminds me of Manet’s color patch technique.

Mayixuan Li Ms. Reilly International Relations: Conflict and Cooperation in Global Politics October 22 2012 Neorealism, a concept of international relations that emerged in 1979 by Kenneth Waltz, is a theory which forces on demonstrating how the world works instead what the world ought to be. Neorealism thinkers claim that international structure is established by its ordering principle, which is anarchy, and by the distribution of power, measured by a number of great powers, which have the largest impact on what happens in world politics.

[2] Co-operation as negating state aggression has been undermined both by realist academics and the agents of security itself. For example in a report on a conference directed by the Strategic Studies Institute on military transformation, it is noted that co-operation is used in ‘legitimising US actions and marshalling world opinion’ (Deutch and White 2003: 4), implying self-interest as dominant over multilateralism. The latter reasoning behind co-operation is linked to the ‘prime modernity’ thesis developed by Colin Flint and Ghazi-Walid Falah based on the US perception of its own security as necessitating external pre-emptive action (Falah and Flint 2004). This is the basis for which the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the invasion of Afghanistan was legitimised; as protection of US citizens and ‘civilisation’ (Jackson 2006: 173-174).

Essay realism vs liberalism

essay realism vs liberalism

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