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Question 1
Which of the following statements are true according to the theory of neorealism (Please choose
all options that apply)?
Your Answer Score Explanation
States aim to increase their power in the international
system
0.25
Ideas are more important than are material interests 0.00
States are the main actors in world politics 0.00
Individuals are the unit of analysis 0.25
Total 0.50 /
1.00
Question 2
What does the term security dilemma refer to?
Your Answer Score Explanation
States would like to disarm, but fearing the other state might
become stronger in terms of defense than they are, they
continue the armaments process
1.00
Citizens face a dilemma: they can either aim to increase their
own personal security or the one of their state
States can either invest in defense or in economic growth
On the basis of mutual interaction, images are constructed
according to which states perceive each other as enemies
Total 1.00 /
1.00
Question 3
According to the theory of realism, why are states concerned with relative gains?
Your Answer Score Explanation
States are jealeous about each others absolute gains (e.g.,
in terms of economic growth)
States are not always, but only occasionally, concerned with
security
If a state grows faster (i.e., gains more) than your own state
does, this can pose a security threat
1.00
The relative value of material gains will differ from citizen to
citizen
Total 1.00 /
1.00
Question 4
On which of the following assumptions is neorealism based (Please choose all options that
apply)?
Your Answer Score Explanation
Within the structure of the international system, the
distribution of capabilities among states can vary, also over
time
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The international system is anarchical 0.25
The international system is characterized by interaction
between its units (states)
0.25
States are characterized by rivalry between classes 0.25
Total 0.75 /
1.00
Question 5
According to neoliberal institutionalism, international institutions perform a number of important
functions in international relations. Which of these functions apply according to this approach
(Please choose all options that apply)?
Your Answer Score Explanation
They are based on universal membership 0.00
They can force states to become members 0.00
They allow for repeated interactions 0.00
They can sanction non-cooperative behavior 0.00
Total 0.00 / 1.00
Question 6
Which of the following assumptions are elements of the theory of economic liberalism (Please
choose all options that apply)?
Your Answer Score Explanation
Government intervention into markets should be as limited as
possible, because the invisible hand leads to welfare gains for
all
0.00
If two states engage in trade on the basis of the principle of
comparative advantage, both of them will experience welfare
gains
0.25
Economic interdependence can be beneficial and establish
the foundations for peaceful relations between states
0.25
It is better to protect own domestic industries than to import
from other countries
0.25
Total 0.75 /
1.00
Question 7
Which of the following core assumptions does neo-liberalism share with neo-realism (Please
choose all options that apply)?
Your Answer Score Explanation
States are the most important actors in world politics 0.00
States are unitary actors 0.25
States are concerned with absolute rather than with relative
gains
0.25
International institutions can be very influential in world
politics
0.00
Total 0.50 /
1.00
Question 8
Which of the following statements are correct for the theory of social constructivism (Please
choose all options that apply)?
Your Answer Score Explanation
Social constructivism is an extension of commercial liberalism 0.00
The structure of the international system determines state
behaviour
0.25
Kenneth Waltz can be classified as a social constructivist 0.25
Non-material forces, such as norms and ideas, are more
important to patterns of cooperation among states than are
material ones
0.25
Total 0.75 /
1.00
Question 9
Which of the following applies according to constructivist reasoning?
Your Answer Score Explanation
States fear the rise of a hegemon in the global system 0.25
States aim to form coalitions to balance the power of
another state (or a coalition of states) in the global system
0.00
In international relations, ideas, agency and identity are more
important than are material interests
0.25
States are enemies of each other because of their relative
military power
0.25
Total 0.75 /
1.00
Question 10
Currently, the Security Council acts in ways that were not originally envisaged by the drafters of
the UN Charter in 1945, but which have, by now, turned into accepted practice. Which of the
following determinations or acts have been undertaken by the Security Council so far? (Please
choose all options that apply)
Your Answer Score Explanation
The binding imposition of very general rules on states,
thereby de facto engaging in legislative activity
0.25
The establishment of a permanent international tribunal that
acts in any case in which human rights violations are reported
0.00
The establishment of ad hoc international criminal tribunals
as enforcement measures under Article 41 of the UN Charter
0.25
The determination that gross human rights violations can
only constitute a threat to peace in certain regions of the world
0.00
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1.00