The Realism Approach to Politics
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Realism is a political theory that is founded on a pragmatic approach to politics. The philosophy of realism is advanced by theorists such as Machiavelli, Aristotle, and Hans Morgenthau. Realists look at the world as a stage where actors are in constant competition for power and influence, and national interest influences the acts and behaviors of states (Neacsu, 2010).