International Relations as Depicted by Cats

Anonymous asked: What are some good books to start with if one wants to learn about the field of international relations?

Jack S. Levy and William R. Thompson’s “Causes of War is an excellent textbook, and the one Prof. Stephen Walt uses for his Origins of Modern War class. It covers a lot of the major and even minor interstate and intrastate theories in very rich detail.

As textbooks are pricey, I can say that there’s a full .pdf version of this book somewhere on the internet that you can find with a clever google search.

Anonymous asked: Why no love for constructivism? Will this be abundantly clear later in my theory class?

Constructivism is less of a cat and more of an instagram filter. 

What does that mean?
Well, it means what you make of it.