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Political Science: International Relations

library and other key resources in this discipline

What is this?

International Relations (IR) examines relationships between countries.

  • This includes: the roles of states, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations (IGOs, INGOs, NGOs and MNCs.
  • It seeks to analyze as well as formulate the foreign policy of particular states.

Along with political science, IR draws on: economics, history, international law, philosophy, geography, social work, sociology, anthropology, psychology, women's studies/gender studies, and cultural studies

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Data sources

Inter-State Organizations

African Union
ASEAN (Southeastern Asian Nations)
Arab League
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)
European Union
OAS (American States)
United Nations

IGO News

Specific Focus

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