Realism and Liberalism on Trial

POLI 457 International Relations

Week 2 Case Study

Realism and Liberalism on Trial

After thoroughly defining Realism and Liberalism as they pertain to international affairs, examine the following 20th-century atrocities: the Nazi war crimes of WWII; the attempted genocide led by Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic; and the reign of Saddam Hussein. Relate each to Realism and/or Liberalism, and argue how each theory could be used as justification for prosecution under international law.

You are required to write a two- to four-page paper showing depth of thought and analysis of the material. Use references from the book and outside sources, properly cite and create a reference list with all sources used, and ensure you review your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.