1. The “social construction of reality” is a key to understanding constructivism. What does it mean?
- What are the differences between neorealism, neoliberalism, and social constructivism in looking at international relations?
- The text notes that “constructivism is a social theory and not a substantive theory of international relations.” What does this mean?
- How are meanings fixed in world politics?
- Constructivism is said to be “one of the leading schools in IR.” (Text, p. 145) What characteristics of constructivism would, you think, give it this prominence?