Introduction to Politics, 1Ce – Chapter 16

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Question 1:


a) the much-improved living standards of workers throughout the world.
b) the survival of the United Nations.
c) the process of “globalization.”
d) the collapse of Communist regimes in Eastern Europe.

Question 2:


a) Many developing countries are still living with the legacy of Western imperialism.
b) The capitalist world economy transcends individual nation states.
c) Eurocentric explanations of international political economy are open to serious objections.
d) All of the above

Question 3:


a) often closely related to Marxist ideas.
b) a reaction against Marxism.
c) based on a restatement of traditional liberal views.
d) a “realist” acceptance of global exploitation.

Question 4:


a) calls attention to the naturalization of power relations by the ruling class.
b) is identical to Marx’s concept of “false consciousness.”
c) calls for the rise of a unified global sovereign.
d) plays down the consent of the masses in their own oppression.

Question 5:


a) scientific enquiry can uncover absolute truths.
b) material forces are much more important than ideas.
c) individuals are powerless to shape the world as they find it.
d) the “truth” is always socially constructed.

Question 6:


a) are essentially all variants of liberalism.
b) are solely concerned with the role of women in international relations.
c) bring a range of perspectives to bear on the problem of “patriarchy.”
d) argue that war is a natural activity for males.

Question 7:


a) An attempt to present an all-embracing explanation of international politics
b) A range of challenges to the assumptions of “modernity”
c) An attempt to persuade policy-makers to adopt a more rational view of the world
d) A programme of constructive reforms to make the world a much happier place

Question 8:


a) It over-simplifies highly complex phenomena.
b) It tends towards relativism and nihilism.
c) It is too heavily influenced by liberal presuppositions.
d) It overlooks the relationship between knowledge and power.

Question 9:


a) Europeans have tended to define themselves in opposition to the “oriental” other.
b) Leyton Orient is the world’s finest football team.
c) European culture is superior to Eastern culture.
d) Over the centuries European commentators and politicians have tried too hard to appease militant Islam.

Question 10:


a) mainstream IR theory is not partial enough in its treatment of “others.”
b) IR theory is too objective to serve their purposes.
c) the Eurocentrism of IR theory creates the world in its own image.
d) traditional IR theories overlook the differences between Western and non-Western cultures.

Question 11:


a) endorse liberal perspectives, because these reflect the dominant ideology of the West.
b) endorse postmodernism because this will make them look trendy.
c) examine closely the full range of approaches before deciding if one of them is more persuasive than the others.
d) reject realism because it is immoral.