A good south wind sprung up behind;
The albatross did follow,
And every day, for food or play,
Came to the mariners' hollo!
In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
It perched for vespers nine;
Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
Glimmered the white moon-shine."
"God save thee, ancient mariner!
From the fiends, that plague thee…
The Theory of International Relations (IR) has, for the most part, been dominated by the Realists; as a result, international law formed as “the law of nations,” so that order could be carved out of the anarchy of sovereign equality. Though its origin is rooted in global anarchy, or lack of a hierarchy of authority between states that materializes as parallel claims to authority, sovereign equality has come to refer to the political process that allows all states, regardless of size,…Continue