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International Relations and Global Studies: About

What is International Relations?

International Relations is concerned with relations across boundaries of nation-states. It addresses international political economy, global governance, intercultural relations, national and ethnic identities, foreign policy analysis, development studies, environment, international security, diplomacy, terrorism, media, social movements and more. It is a multidisciplinary field that does not restrict students to one approach and employs a variety of methods including discourse analysis, statistics and comparative and historical analysis.


  • Globalization
  • Human Rights
  • Free Trade
  • Diplomacy
  • International Law
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)

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