Monday, February 20, 2012

Academic site finally updated with a few more.

...If a testable model for explaining IR has not been created, this does not mean that it is uncreatable by a truly dispassionate person, but rather that IR has not yet created the correct model and likely never will. It is impossible to truly see outside of the metanarrative to create a truly objective question which is not a part of that metanarrative. There is no person who lives outside of human society, and every person will ask a question with his or her own cultural, historical and social context in mind. State behavior is very complex and does not follow any sort of predetermined rationalist theory, but knowledge can be gained. States may act out of self preservation, altruism or for any other reason that rationalists believe in, but they will do so through their own social construction.

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