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Hard Power

Hard power is the use of military and economic means to influence the behaviour or interests of other political bodies.

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Soft Power

The ability to attract and co-opt and to shape the preferences of others through appeal and attraction.

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Great Power

State that is recognised as having the ability and expertise to exert its influence on a global scale.

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Superpower

State with a dominant position in international relations, pre-eminent among great powers, and characterised by its unparalleled ability to exert influence or project power on a global scale.

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Emerging Power

State that is considered to be rising, primarily in economic power and influence.

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Polarity

Describes the nature of the international system at any given time in terms of how power is distributed.

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Unipolarity

International system in which there is one dominant pole.

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Bipolarity

International system revolving around two poles.

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Multipolarity

International system revolving around three or more poles.

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Democratic State

A state with a system of government in which all the people are involved in making decisions about its affairs.

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Semi-democratic State

A stable state that combines democratic and authoritarian elements.

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Non-democratic State

A state that lacks the central characteristics of a democratic state.

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Autocratic State

A state that is ruled by a single person with unlimited power.

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Failed State

A state that is unable to operate as a viable political unit.

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Rogue State

A state that has a foreign policy that poses a threat to other states.