|Department:||Faculty of Arts and Creative sciences|
|Keywords:||power politics, national security, realism, neorealism, libralism, realists, librals|
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This dissertation examines the extent to which realists have overstressed the link between power politics and the attainment of national security. It focuses on the relation between national security and power politics from the realist perspective and reflects upon two non-realist approaches - liberalism/neoliberalism and feminism - to identify other areas of realizing national security, that realists have overlooked. The dissertation shall conclude that national security is a multidimensional concept; that states must seek to adapt their strategies to benefit accordingly from this understanding, where power politics is only one means among others to achieve national security.