By P. Lizée
The results of the increase of rising powers like China and India is turning into an important subject of discussion in overseas reviews. This publication makes a speciality of the impression of those adjustments at the approach we examine overseas politics: if overseas politics is altering, may still we additionally switch overseas reports?
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This view of science then leads to a belief in the universality of the findings put forward as a result of the scientific observation of human affairs. The universality of reason, and, in counterpoint, the universality of violence set about an inescapable series of consequences, which then will itself have a universal scope. The process of scientific inquiry, because it brings to light the unavoidability, the very necessity of this chain of consequences, also shows that it will shape the character of politics always and all the time.
This is why, as will be demonstrated later on, the critiques of realism can assume that their response to this literature also speaks to the nature of international relations as such, and thus does not require further nuances of context in dealing with the character of international politics in the non-Western world. This is, in truth, the strength of the realist tradition: it presents itself as bringing to light, for every one of us in the field, the very essence of international politics throughout the entire world.
His sense of the normative, though, is eminently political 22 How Do We Think about Global Politics? rather than religious. Values, he insists, can be defined and safeguarded only if politics has replaced violence as the currency of power in society, indeed only as long as politics remains the sole template of power. Morality, in that context, remains embedded in politics. It only emerges once – and where – politics has been constituted. Nor can it set standards which undermine the conduct of political life, with all its intrigues and treacheries: doing so would destroy the very structures that keep the beast-like world of omnipresent violence at bay and allow the pursuit of morality in the first place.