Problem

Realpolitik

Other Names:
Cold War realpolitik
Nature:

Realpolitik (from German: real; "realistic", "practical", or "actual"; and Politik; "politics", German pronunciation: [ʁeˈaːlpoliˌtiːk]) is politics or diplomacy based primarily on considerations of given circumstances and factors, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral and ethical premises. In this respect, it shares aspects of its philosophical approach with those of realism and pragmatism. It is often simply referred to as "pragmatism" in politics, e.g. "pursuing pragmatic policies". The term Realpolitik is sometimes used pejoratively to imply politics that are perceived as coercive, amoral, or Machiavellian.

Strategies:
Cold war
Values:
War
Subject(s):
Defence Espionage, subversion
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET