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Realism

Wide school of thought in international relations theory that has a belief that world politics will remain a field of conflict among actors pursuing power.

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Liberalism

Wide school of thought in international relations theory that rejects power politics as the sole outcome of international relations and emphasises mutual benefits and co-operation.

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International Anarchy

Concept that the world system is leaderless: there is no universal sovereign or worldwide government.

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Security Dilemma

Theory that actions by a state intended to increase its security, such as increasing its military strength, can lead to other states responding with similar measures, producing increased tensions that create conflict.

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Complex Interdependence

Theory that states and their fortunes are inextricably tied together.

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Global Governance

Movement towards political integration of transnational actors aimed at negotiating responses to problems that affect more than one state or region.

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Anarchical society and society of states

Theory that the states of the world can be members of a society despite the anarchical nature of the international system.