International Relations

What is International Relations? International Relations

International Relations is an academic discipline that focuses on the study of the interaction of the political and economic actors on the world stage. It includes states (through their government) and non-state actors, including international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), Amnesty International, the World Bank, and multinational corporations. International Relations has a broad purpose in contemporary society, as it seeks to understand: The origins...

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Impacts of immigration on our society International Relations

Immigration is still a heavily debated topic in many host countries. Some believe that immigration brings many advantages to a country, both for the economy and society as a whole. Others believe that high immigration numbers threaten national identity, increase dependence on welfare, and threaten national security. However, immigration can have positive and negative impacts on both the host country and the original country. Impacts on...

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Multiple Worlds? International Relations

When we talk about the economically underdeveloped countries of the world, we often refer to them as Third World. This term is frequently employed to refer to the poorest countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. But if you ask if there is a Second and a First World, we almost always get an unsure answer. Most people use the term as a ranking scheme...

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