Studying international relationships
Synonyms: Studying international relations
Description: Studying all the exchanges, transactions, contacts, flows of information and meaning, and the attending and resulting behavioural responses between and among separated organized societies, including their components. Such study usually deals with actors (states, governments, leaders, diplomats, peoples) striving to attain certain ends, using means (such as war, diplomacy, coercion, persuasion) which are related to their power or capability. International relations is also a branch of political science concerned with relations between political units of national rank and dealing primarily with foreign policies, the organization and function of governmental agencies concerned with foreign policy, and the economic, geographic and other factors underlying such policies.
Claim: The field of international relations has expanded and become ever more variegated in recent years. It covers anything from political culture to theory of international organizations, and employs methods from psychology, sociology, political science and systems analysis.
Subjects: StudyInternational relations
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies