ABSTRACT

KennethWaltzattemptedtosavetheoverlapbetweenrealisttheoryandthe boundariesofthedisciplineofInternationalRelations.Otherrealiststooka lessacademicpath.Theytriedtorescuetheoverlapbetweentheexpanding agendaofinternationalpoliticsandaredefinedrealism.WhereasKenneth Waltz'stheoryreactedtotheturmoilofthedisciplinebyrestrictingthe global'net'toitsclassicalinternationalcomponent,otherrealistsaccepted thechallengeandstartedtoredefinecentralcategoriesoftheirtheoryin ordertomatchawiderpartoftheglobalagenda.Itisperhapsnotfortuitous thattheserealisttheoriesbecamepartofadifferentbranchofInternational Relations,ifnotadifferentdiscipline,namelyInternationalPolitical Economy.