Teoretyczne i metodologiczne podstawy Szkoły Monachijskiej
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Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of the Munich School
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The article introduces the reader to the most significant methodological and theoretical foundations of the Munich School (Münchner Schule), which is commonly perceived as the German version of neorealism. Since the late 1970s when Pr ofessor Gottfried - Karl Kindermann, an Austrian scholar from the University of Munich, proclaimed his theory, it has become one the most relevant studies of international politics in West Germany. It should be noted that his chief work “ Grundelemente der We ltpolitik ” had been published (1977) before Kennth Waltz ’ s “ The Structure of International Politics ” (1979) came out. Kindermann ’ s theory was created as a consequence of a polemical dialog with classical and structural realism. The contribution of the Muni ch School, which is based on the so - called constellation analysis (Konstellationsanalyse), is relatively little known in the Polish scientific literature. Therefore, it could be a brilliant source of inspiration for both scholars and policymakers, primaril y due to its comprehensive methodological approach to examination and explanation of international politics.
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