Read and reflect on the concept of worldviews as discussed in Martin Griffiths c

Read and reflect on the concept of worldviews as discussed in Martin Griffiths chapter, Worldviews and IR Theory: Conquest or Coexistence? Additionally, you should read Cynthia Webers introduction to her text, International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction, as well as Anthony Langlois “Worldviews and International Political Theory. (All of these readings can be found under “Files” -> “Class Readings” folder.)
After reading (and perhaps re-reading) Griffiths chapter, choose ONE bullet point below and craft a response. If you need to stare at a blank screen for a minute or two and collect your thoughts, please do so. Then write.
In her discussion on myth-making, Weber states: But in a general sense, power works through myths by appearing to take the political out of the ideological. This is because something that appears to be natural and unalterable also appears to be apolitical. Yet these sorts of natural facts are arguably the most intensely political stories of all, not just because of what they say (what the specific myth is) but because of what they do (they remove themselves and the tradition they support from political debate) (p.7). Compare Webers discussion on transforming the cultural into the natural to Griffiths description of worldviews: Where do they overlap? Where do they differ? Finally, can you think of a contemporary example of what Weberand, to an extent, Griffithsdescribes as IR stories or myths?
Both Weber and Langlois discuss the pitfalls of objectivity, including the dangers of constructing or formulating facts under positivisms fact/value dichotomy. Compare how Weber OR Langlois discuss the downfalls of positivism with how Griffiths critiques positivism: Where do they overlap? Where do they differ? Finally, what does it mean to have what Griffiths describes as a worldview on worldviews? (p.8).
Using Griffiths, Weber, AND Langlois, tell me what you believe the future of international relations is: Conquest or Coexistence? Or is it more complicated than either option? If so, tell me why. Make an argumentand make it a good one.
Your discussion board post should be 500-700 words (if you are using Word: around 2-3 pages double spaced, Times New Roman 12pt font with standard 1 margins). Your mandatory response to ONE (1) other student should be around 250-300 words. Do not integrate your response into your main discussion board post; instead, hit “reply” on another student’s post. (An important note: Other posts will only show up after you’ve posted your response to the prompt. If you don’t see any other posts immediately after posting your response to the prompt, hit refresh or wait for others to post.)
If you decide to quote or paraphrase Griffiths, Weber, or Langlois, be sure to cite them properly. You can find citation help HERE (Links to an external site.). As a general rule, try to limit your use of outside sources. If you decide to use an outside source, cite it properly as well. 
You will be doing BOTH the discussion and response. Once I have the discussion I will send a student’s post for the reply.

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