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Title      : MPS-15 International Relations
Subject      : Political Science
copyright © 2018   : Karnataka State Open University
Author      : KSOU
Publisher      : Karnataka State Open University
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Balance of Power Total views (260)  
Balance of power is not a precise and easily measurable concept. Iris L. claude is correct when he remarks regarding the meaning of this concept. He says, " the problem with Balance of Power is not that it has no meaning but, that it has too many meanings".
Pages: 12
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International Relations-Nature, Scope and Importance Total views (268)  
International Relations as a subject of study has grown over centuries. Scholars have referred to how the students and. teachers of International Relation have understood and analysed it from the ancient times to the emergence of the modern nation - state system,, to the phase of Colonialism and Imperialism to the Post I and II World War phases dealing with the cold war and post-cold war years.
Pages: 12
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War Total views (261)  
History of mankind speaks about the evil character of the mankind in terms of war. As one of the great political thinkers has characterized the character of man responsible for war, mankind was not changed. In his state of nature man was qualifies some brutish, ancient and nasty but these qualifies continued even after he stated the organized way of life.
Pages: 7
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Growth and Development of International Relations as an Academic Discipline Total views (273)  
In modern times while nations and people have come to understand not only the growth and importance of International Relations as an activity between and among nations, there is not much awareness about the evolution of International Relations as an academic discipline.
Pages: 11
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Effects and Remedies of War Total views (261)  
The word 'war' makers the world to thunder. Its very nature is complex that has attracted more attention than any other aspect of International relations. After the Gulf War croatian, slovenieo, and bosnia became the war theatre of major battles. Then war flared up again in Cambodia. In Africa there were many conflicts in Somalia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Angolar and Congo. In 1999 twenty of the forty- ......
Pages: 10
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Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Traditional Approaches - Idealist Approach, Historical Approach, International Organisation Approach, and lnternational Law approach. Total views (266)  
The traditional approaches to the study of International Relations have had the responsibility of showing to the students and practitioners of International Relations the significance of societal, human (including impulsive) and historical influences that go into the understanding and conduct of International Relations.
Pages: 13
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Cold War Total views (263)  
The major differences between the United States and USSR in the post I World War was due to the contradicting ideologies of capitalism and communism. After the end of II World War this hostility got manifested in every move of the allied powers to share the "spoils of the War". The influence of ideology was visible in the issues of acquisition or adjustment of territories in the solutions offered ......
Pages: 8
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Alliances and Counter Alliances Total views (259)  
International Relations as a discipline, is all about understanding the manner in which nations conduct their relations with one anther. Conflict and cooperation, security and insecurity, expanding one's own power and influence while at the same time working to diminish those of the enemies are part and parcel of the behavior of nations in the international system.
Pages: 17
Price: Rs 12.75   
Collective Security Total views (260)  
Collective Security as a concept and policy prescription needs to be understood in the context of the perception of insecurity by 1 many nations historically and their thinking that if they acquire more weapons, they are more secure.
Pages: 15
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Realist Approaches-Systems Theory, Game Theory, Decision-making Theory, Power Theory Total views (258)  
Morton Kaplan talks of national actors and supra-national actors; countries like the United States, Britain, France are called the national actors while an organisation like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is regarded as supra- national actor.
Pages: 10
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Propaganda Total views (260)  
In the conduct of international relations, nation-states have historically employed various techniques that are generally available to them. One such important technique used by them is propaganda. The origin of the concept of propaganda is often traced to the Roman Catholic church when it took active steps or measures to spread its doctrine and values.
Pages: 14
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Disarmament Meaning, Kinds, Hindrances Total views (260)  
The term Disarmament is utilized in an extremely general sense and as such, it connotes the idea of the limitation, or control or reduction of armaments. Disarmament is conceived of as a means to peace. It is a direct approach to peace. The only direct cause of war admissible in disarmament approach is the existence of armaments.
Pages: 19
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Diplomacy-Meaning, Nature and Importance Total views (262)  
Diplomacy is the management international relations by means of negotiation. It is the method by which peaceful relations are instrumented and managed by envoys and ambassadors.
Pages: 21
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Functions and Privileges of Diplomats, Decline of Diplomacy Total views (261)  
Foreign policy, once formulated, must be put into effect by means of diplomacy, while diplomacy is not the sole functional device by which states mutually attempt to adjust their respective national interests, it is by for the most important. Diplomacy as a term customarily refers to the whole process of the political relations of states; by contrast the term diplomat has reference especially to t ......
Pages: 16
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Non-Alignment (NAM), Meaning, Growth,Significance, Objectives and its Relevance Today Total views (268)  
The concept of non alignment appeared on the political horizon of the international arena after the end of the second world war. The liberation of Asian and African colonies, the advent of cold war and the division of the world into two power blocs by the two types power in their struggle to spread their ideology and power blocs influence.
Pages: 19
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SAARC- Meaning, Origin, Objectives, Successes and Failures Total views (262)  
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established with the goal of achieving through regional cooperation certain economic and cultural goals and in the process to generate mutual trust and understanding conducive to peace and stability in the region.
Pages: 19
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League of Nations - Origin, Objectives, Organization Total views (220)  
The study of League of Nations in an increasingly globalized world, not only throws light on the efforts made by great men to keep alive human race in the post world war- I scenario but also the goals set forth by them before such an organization. Many nations and individuals were involved in the plans for establishing a 'world governments like, institution namely the League of Nations.
Pages: 12
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Achievements and Failures of League of Nations Total views (221)  
It is important for a student of international organization to know about the achievements and failures of an organization that was created with high ideals at a time when the unilateral decisions of a nation were overriding the collective interest of the others merely because of its might in terms of its economy and technological progress.
Pages: 12
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United Nations Total views (224)  
The argument for and against United Nations in the 21st century assumes greater significance in the context of United States of America 'unipolar' status and her indifference to the point of ignoring very existence of United Nations itself. The armed attack of United States against Iraq has raised the question of the role of the U.N. is a world dominated by one super power.
Pages: 27
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Specialized Agencies - W.H.O, I.L.O, I.M.F and UNESCO Total views (223)  
The United Nations is not only concerned with the establishment of peace and security in the world but is,also expected to provide higher standards of living, full employment, and better, economic conditions and social progress and development.
Pages: 12
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Achievements and Failures of United Nations Total views (225)  
Ever since its inception. the United Nations has always been called upon to maintain international peace and security. Whether it was the problem of the Balkans, Iran, Palestine. Kashmir, Berlin, - Blockade, or Korea or the issue of U.S. hostages in Iran, Soviet intervention in Afghanistan or Israeli attack on Lebanon, UN has always heeded the call and has done its best to find solutions to these ......
Pages: 16
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National Power-Meaning,Nature and Importance Total views (223)  
The concept of Power plays a significant role in international relations and it is an essential element of politics. Power is the center of all kinds of politics, whether local, national and international. Since the beginning of humanity power has been occupying the central position in human relations.
Pages: 10
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Elements of National Power and Limitations Total views (222)  
The power of a nation depends on numerous elements and relative factors. All the elements of national power are dynamic and not static. They undergo changes due to natural and technical causes. Therefore, it is rather difficult to estimate these components accurately.
Pages: 16
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Foreign Policy: Meaning and Determinants Structure Total views (220)  
The term foreign policy generically refers to the goals that the officials representing nation-states seek abroad, the values that underlie these goals, and the means or instrunients used to pursue them. (Kegley and Witpkoff, 1995).
Pages: 15
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Domestic and Foreign Policy Total views (220)  
Today's world is one of interdependence. Foreign policy is closely linked with many aspects of domestic policy. One is hard pressed to discover a foreign policy decision which is not affected by or does not affect domestic policy.
Pages: 12
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Foreign Policy of the U.S.A Total views (219)  
The tradition of American foreign policy encompasses both 'moral idealism' and 'raw self-interest'. The duality it engenders accounts for the willingness of the U.S. at times to sacrifice its cherished ideals for an expedient action, even while reaffirming its ideals.
Pages: 15
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Foreign Policy of the United Kingdom Total views (220)  
Since 1945 there has been a considerable decrease in the power and prestige of Britain in the international comity of nations. During the 'cold war, Britain was clearly part o'f the western alliance and a junior partner to the United States.
Pages: 14
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Foreign Policy of China Total views (221)  
In terms of its long history, China is a relative newcomer to contemporary foreign relations. The establishment of the People's Republic of China in October 1949 was a historic event in the history of the world.
Pages: 14
Price: Rs 10.5   

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