International Relations: The Key Concepts (2nd Edition) by Martin Griffiths, Terry O'Callaghan, Steven C. Roach

By Martin Griffiths, Terry O'Callaghan, Steven C. Roach

Featuring over twenty new entries, International kinfolk: the major Concepts, now in its moment variation, is the basic consultant for somebody drawn to foreign affairs. finished and updated, it introduces an important issues in diplomacy within the put up Sep 11 period.

Key components hide foreign felony legislations, human rights, the constructing global (the Arab League, African Union), globalization and strategic reviews. New entries include:
<UL> • the English college
• the electronic Divide
• the warfare on Terror
• the Bush Doctrine
• the overseas legal courtroom
• legitimacy
• international warming
• unilateralism
• the association of Petroleum-Exporting nations (OPEC).
Featuring feedback for extra studying in addition to a different consultant to websites on diplomacy, this obtainable advisor is a useful relief to an realizing of this increasing box and is perfect for the scholar and non-specialist alike.

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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the threat of competitive devaluations is much more serious than at any time since the 1970s, because the danger now (as in the 1930s) is deflation, not inflation. There were some signs of deflation during the currency crisis in Europe in the early 1990s when some countries pulled out of the European Monetary System (EMS) and devalued their currencies. This is why it is important to have expansionary policies in the countries with external surpluses.

Given the present course of the Iraq War and recent warnings of another potential attack against Iran, there remains much concern that the axis of evil label will continue to threaten friendly relations, good will, and diplomacy between and among states. See also: Bush doctrine; clash of civilisations; pre-emption; unilateralism; war; war on terror; weapons of mass destruction Further reading: Casebeer, 2004; Cummings, 2004; Difilippo, 2004; Hayden and Lansford, 2003 BALANCE OF POWER No concept in the study of international relations has been discussed more often than this one.

For example, the European Union now offers a general set of parameters of citizenship, including an EU passport and a single economic currency, the euro. Its evolving framework also features many new institutional forums that allow nationals of member states to participate in higher office. The EU parliament, for instance, comprises parties with no national origin or 32 CLASH OF CIVILISATIONS cause. In addition, the EU also consists of a Court of Justice (European Court of Justice) and has recently adopted (although not ratified) an EU constitution.

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