strategy

Forming political alliances

Synonyms:
Political alignment
Description:
Social groups, parties or nations joining together to support mutually favourable policies. Sometimes this includes weaker nations supporting the policies of a stronger nation in order to have their military protection.
Claim:
Few nations, if any, can isolate themselves. International political alliances of government are a fact of life. The international alliance of organized labour as a political force is considered necessary to deal with employers in the forms of international cartels and multinationals.
Counter Claim:
(a) Political alliances focus attention on only a few simple issues (Communism - capitalism, North - South), ignoring the complexity of problems and solutions called for; (b) Alliances set up a situation of conflict rather than reconciliation or dialogue.
Values:
Habit-forming
Subjects:
Political
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies