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Systemic-structural approaches, world-system analysis and the study of foreign policy

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2000-12-1
Tayfur, M.Fatih
This article aims to review and compare the systemic-structural approaches to international relations, and their impact on the study of foreign policy. Yet, the specific objective of this essay is to discuss, ‘The Modern World-System Approach’ which has been, mostly, less well understood or misunderstood, or misinterpreted by the students of international relations and foreign policy analysis. In the era of ‘globalisation’, re-visiting the systemic-structural approaches, and especially ‘the modern world-system theory’ may provide us with the necessary tools and insights for a better understanding of the dynamics of the ‘globalisation process’.