Argues that the internal dynamics of states affect their foreign policies, as well as the nature of the international system.
1. Introduction: neoclassical realism, the state, and foreign policy Jeffrey W. Taliaferro, Steven E. Lobell and Norrin M. Ripsman; 2. Threat assessment, the state, and foreign policy: a neoclassical realist model Steven E. Lobell; 3. Neoclassical realism and strategic calculations: explaining divergent British, French, and Soviet strategies toward Germany between the world wars (1919-1939) Mark R. Brawley; 4. Neoclassical realism and identity: peril despite profit across the Taiwan Strait Jennifer Sterling-Folker; 5. Neoclassical realism and the national interests: presidents, domestic politics, and major military interventions Colin Dueck; 6. Neoclassical realism and domestic interest groups Norrin M. Ripsman; 7. Neoclassical realism and resource extraction: state building for future war Jeffrey W. Taliaferro; 8. Neoclassical realism and state mobilization: expansionist ideology in the age of mass politics Randall L. Schweller; 9. The limits of neoclassical realism: additive and interactive approaches to explaining foreign policy preferences Benjamin O. Fordham; 10. Conclusion: the state of neoclassical realism Norrin M. Ripsman, Jeffrey W. Taliaferro and Steven E. Lobell.