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International Relations Theory: Changes in the Hierarchy of International Politics - "Should international relations theory be held accountable for explaining fundamental changes in the hierarchy of international politics and the emergence of new actors?" It seems absurd to answer that international relations theory should not be in the business of explaining fundamental changes in international politics. However, this response paper will argue on both edges of the question. First, it actually does make sense to attempt to hold as many things as possible constant, or as "givens" in attempting to craft explanations for events in international politics....   [tags: International Relations]
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Globalization and Compliance to International Laws - International laws are the formal rules of conduct that states acknowledge or contract between themselves (Lamy, p. 480). The issue, or rather issues, surrounding the enforcement of international law include international law being viewed as a Western, possibly even imperial, institution by states. Moreover, there is the issue of states simply not consenting to the laws, therefore not being bound by those laws (Lamy, p. 176). International law is commonly criticized as being too Western; this criticism can be exemplified in looking at the UN’s permanent members, which has a strong Western presence, arguably favoring Western over non-western states....   [tags: international law]
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The Strengths and Weaknesses of International Law - Even after decades of relatively established pattern for the relations between the states there is still an ambiguity on the issue of state sovereignty. To which extent its’ violation could be justified. In the study of International Relations there are two major perspectives on the legitimacy of such actions, they are: liberal and realist. Whilst former advocates for this measures when the state itself violates human rights of the citizens and extended intervention is required (Kegley, 259), latter claims that the state sovereignty is the central assumption of this theoretical framework (Kegley, 28) and the actions that might infringe it are not legitimate....   [tags: International Law]
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The New Sovereignty in the International System - THE NEW SOVEREIGNTY IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM THE NEW SOVEREIGNTY IN THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM How have connections that have formed below the level of the state influenced the Westphalia notion of sovereignty. Westphalian sovereignty as defined in the classical model cannot remain anymore in the international system because of the changes that have occurred in international relations. Nowadays the anarchic states are connected to each other. Any move by one of them, is felt by all the others....   [tags: International Relations] 2570 words
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The Concept of Power in International Politics - The concept of power is central to the study of international politics. International politics has been defined in terms of influencing major nations in the world to advance the purpose of a nation against the opposition of other nations. Thus, it is rather not surprising that power, either by means of influence or control, has been a dominant concept that is intertwined in discussion when it comes to the study of international politics. Before getting into the fundamental nature of power in international relations, it is needed to consider just what power is....   [tags: International Politics] 837 words
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Overview of the International Criminal Court - Introduction The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the permanent court made for the main purpose of dealing with criminal acts committed by individuals amongst a state in a bit to tamper with the territorial integrity of the state. The ICC has prosecuted altogether … cases; of which are war crimes, - are crimes against humanity, - concern crimes of aggression and – (few) were prosecuted for genocide. Dividing the essay into the four main crimes commonly known as the elements of crimes, the essay will discuss the origin of the ICC’s jurisdiction over these crimes....   [tags: International Law]
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Where is International Law Heading? - 1. Introduction International law can go through substantial changes if the privileged legal subjects, states, share a common will. Whenever the circumstances are such, the actors can convene a conference and after a series of negotiations, they might conclude an international agreement among themselves resulting in a new setup of international law. From a procedural point of view, therefore, it is rather simple to ‘make’ international law. If the substantive elements significantly overlap (i.e....   [tags: International Law]
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Three Traditions of International Theory - The realist normative tradition illustrates international relations as a condition of international anarchy (sociological terms); the rationalist normative tradition illustrates international relations as a condition of international society (teleological terms); and the revolutionist normative tradition illustrates international relations as a condition of harmony or single utopia in the world (ethical and prescriptive terms). Realism prioritizes national interest and security over ideology, moral concerns and social reconstructions....   [tags: International Politics]
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International Governance: The United Nations - It is often argued that the single consistent, unifying factor of governance throughout the history of mankind has been war. In our contemporary society and nearly every civilization that has preceded it, warfare has pertained to governance as governance has pertained to warfare—whether as a diplomatic last resort, or as a means for implementing imperial, territorial expansion. Yet, when applied on the international level, the question arises: by what authority is the right to govern granted. If war is a means to this authority, is it through the blind, tumultuous, violent struggle for power, or is it grounded in a universal moral absolute....   [tags: International Government ]
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The Cycles of International Conflict - Wars have been waged for decades creating the world we live in today. Charles Tilly observed, “the state made war and war made the state” (qtd in Sernau, 2009, 147). However, these battles have been destructive and bloody resulting in the deaths of countless individuals. These grave consequences lead us to ask the ever problematic question, what could possibly motivate a state to engage in warfare. Fundamentally, some believe war is linked to a conflict of political and economic interests rooted in power struggles ranging from territorial and humanitarian to ideological and ethnic while others argue that war has become ingrained in our societies and economies resulting in this tenacious cycl...   [tags: International Conflict ]
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Leadership in the International Marketplace - Leadership in the International Marketplace Question 1: Examine and comment on the factors that compelled Infosys to develop its own model for delivering IT services. Explain the working of GDM in detail. One main criteria for any company to develop its’ own internal or proprietary service is to differentiate itself from the competition. Many times, the reason behind the need to differentiate is due to customer requests. However, in the case with Infosys, not only were customer requirements of the service of importance, so was an extremely high level of customer service and anticipation of customer needs....   [tags: International Business]
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New Forms of International Conflict - The conflicts of the last few centuries have been dominated by the West. The two world wars and the subsequent Cold War were dominated by Western states and ideals. It is posited that as the USSR collapsed and the Cold War ceased, the conflict of the West subsided and allowed conflicts of other nations and factions have come to the fore. As the bipolar world system became unipolar, other issues emerged or gained prevalence, the economy seeped back into world economy, technology has advanced at a rapid rate completely changing the way wars are fought and America pursued its goal of democratisation....   [tags: International Politics]
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Subjects of International Law - In any kind of legal relations, subject always play an important role, and it is one of the signals to determine the relation that pertaining the adjustment of any legislation system. International law is a legislation system that is a set of thousands of documents from various sources. The research about the subjects is necessary since it helps to find out the source of law, which relation pertains the adjustment of law. The subjects of international law include sovereign states and analogous entities, intergovernmental organizations, the individuals, and multinational corporations....   [tags: International Law]
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OSCE and International Security - The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is a regional security based organization. This organization is unique in many ways and has been contributing to the security of its members and neighbors since 1975. The OSCE has had a busy history from the Cold War and beyond. With the end of the Cold War major shifts have come about in the area of international security that this organization primarily deals with. The OSCE is now facing a new era where it needs to convince its members that it still has a role to play....   [tags: International Government ]
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Superiority of the International Court of Justice - Introduction The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is an important organ of the United Nations. Actually it is the UN's principal judicial arm used to foster international peace. It was established after the League of the Nation and its judicial organ the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) were dissolved after the Second World War, in 1946. Its main purpose is to support the UN (which was formed in 1945) in its endeavour in promoting international peace and law . Important to note is the fact that this court, although referred to in a non-technical context as the world court, does not automatically possess compulsory international jurisdiction....   [tags: The UN International Criminal Tribunals]
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International HRM With the Context of Global Economy - International HRM with the context of global economy It would be very easy to refer to international human resource management as little more than HRM on a national scale with some additional features that indeed similarities in the role of human resource management within national and international organizations; however, there are also some significant differences, not least of which is the development and deployment of staff in different national and regional locations around the world. The somewhat overused maxim encouraging the imperative to ‘think globally and act locally’, if nothing else, illustrates the importance of looking at the management of global organization at two, sometime...   [tags: International Business] 960 words
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION IN THE OIC MEMBER COUNTRIES - INTRODUCTION Under general terms, international migration represents any cross border movement by people from one country to another as a result of personal, economic and/or political motives. The personal motives for migration range from having better education opportunities to seeking a mild climate for a better life standard. The economic motives for international migration which especially gained speed after the Industrial Revolution are centred on finding jobs offering better wages and work conditions....   [tags: International Politics ]
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Globalization's Influence on Contemporary International Relations - Globalization is a social process independent of man’s will. It is also a dynamic development process with inner contradictions and a dual nature. Although it provides a rare historic opportunity for many countries to develop, it also creates differences, competition and conflicts of interest. Globalization’s contradictions and dual nature also exert a complicated influence on contemporary international relations. While globalization deepens mutual dependence and further promotes this era’s trend toward peace and development, its nature of imbalance has led to the rise of power politics in the same period, complicating the process of multipolarization....   [tags: International Relations] 1209 words
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United Nations on settling International Disputes - People see the United Nations as an international organization that is there always for international disputes, international peacekeepers at the heart of everything else they do. Giving hope to this confused world. Although, who’s really behind this. Aside from the big three- UN Secretary General, the Security Council and the General Assembly, which are considered the most famous among the other organs, the UN is composed of many other smaller distinct and independent entities. (White 3) The United Nations brings all organs to work hand-in-hand in trying to make the world a better place....   [tags: International Government ]
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Benefits of Having International Accounting Standards - The purpose of this essay is to discuss the benefits of having international standards, reasons for national differences and difficulties in gaining agreement for standards. There are many benefits of having international standards. Firstly, this essay will only look at 4 benefits, which are comparability, credibility, principles and discipline. Secondly, this essay will state three national differences and evaluate their difficulties in gaining agreement. Finally a conclusion. Comparability is an accounting principle....   [tags: International Business] 752 words
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Is International Law Really Law? - What is international law and is international law really considered to be law; the answer to these questions can be found in the examples of different international resolutions. Some of these examples of when the law has been followed and upheld can be called law can be found in the examples of New Zealand v. France with the bombing and sinking of the Greenpeace vessel. Another example can be seen in the case of the Islamic Republic of Iran v. Untied States of America in regards to the United States shooting down an Iranian commercial aircraft....   [tags: international court of justice]
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National Culture Influences on International Management - 1. Introduction 1.1 Definitions of Culture Culture can be simply considered as "the way we do things around here", said Cartwright (2004, pp.85). A further understanding given by Deresky (2006, pp.83) is that a culture is composed by 'shared values, understandings, assumptions, and goals that are learned from earlier generations, imposed by present members of a society and passed on to succeeding generations'. It can be seen that culture is formed by lifestyle and knowledge acquisition of people from a certain region, and then it stands for a general preference, opinion, and value of them....   [tags: International Business ]
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Prisoner's Rights in International Law - “Prisoner’s Rights In International Law” I. Introduction: History of Rights for Prisoners Imprisonment, or the forcible confinement of a person, has been a long standing practice and tradition in the world’s history (Roberts). Dating as far back as 400 B.C., prisons have held a variety of meanings and served a wide array of functions, but in its fundamental use, prisons are intended to supplement the rise of a state as a form of social organization (Roberts). The most common use of prisons is as a supplement to a state’s justice system, in which individuals found guilty and convicted of crimes are sent for a set period of incarceration (Roberts)....   [tags: state sovereignty, international relations] 1515 words
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Gender in International Relations - Does A Gendered Approach Give Us A Significantly Different Understanding Of International Relations. By the late 1980s, academic scholars in the field of International Relations began to investigate how gender affected International Relations theory and practice. Gender is significant in International Relations because they are ‘essential to understanding the world ‘we’ live in’ (Young, 2004:75). One must emphasise on the term, ‘we’ (Young, 2004:75) as allusions of a world where men and women live in unison and that they shape the world we live in today together....   [tags: Feminism and International Relations]
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International Monetary Fund (IMF) - The IMF is an intergovernmental organization that offers financial advice and assistance to its member states. It was conceived at the end of World War II, in July 1944 with forty five member states in a meeting held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, United States of America (International Monetary Fund) In the meeting, the members agreed to establish a framework for international economic cooperation that would prevent economic crises such as the Great Depression from happening again (Digital films, 2009)....   [tags: International Economic Cooperation]
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Domestic vs International Adoption - Domestic versus International Adoption Think back to your very first memory. Are you baking cookies with your mother. Are you throwing a baseball with your dad. Now, imagine your childhood if you did not grow up with a loving family who supported you and cared for you. Alternatively, maybe you grew up in a negative environment therefore; you understand what it is like to feel unloved. What does this have to do with adoption. There are over 1.5 million children without a family in the United States....   [tags: Adoption Agencies, America, International]
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Adapting International Accounting Standards - Companies in each country have to adapt and regulate their financial statements to certain requirements. They base and format their accounting standards on their national General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) set by security regulators. However, in this modern globalized era, owing to too many financial differences between nations, it is increasingly difficult for entities to compare their financial records and identify trends in their financial position and performance with their competitors....   [tags: Accounting International Business]
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International New Ventures - Introduction The article ‘A Theory of International New Ventures: A Decade of Research’ by Zahra (2005) is based on findings based on research sparked by the work of Oviatt and McDougall (1994) ‘Toward a Theory of International New Ventures’. In this article, Zahra (2005) builds on the authors’ research framework, highlighting aspects which expand on the original article and pointing out those which require re-examination in the light of accumulating empirical findings. The term ‘international entrepreneurship’ as developed by Oviatt and McDougall (1994) brings international business theory into an integrated model of International New Ventures (INVs) with an approach based on unique resourc...   [tags: International Business ]
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Malaysia's International Relations - Perhaps the assignment uses an opportunity to address the case of Malaysian particularly on the aspect of international relations in order to analyze the behavior pattern of the characteristics of international politics, utility diverse historical junctures in which shifting bases of state power, paths of growth, and official manipulation of social identities join in the regulation of social order that facilitates capital accrual while maintaining state legitimacy in a multi-ethnic context. Therefore the term international relations can be describe in various dimensions such as political economy that basically looking into way of discovering how politics generates power over economics as wel...   [tags: International Government ]
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Power and International Relations - In this essay, am going to covering why power is the most important factor in international relations, and why power has changed throughout the years, is power or isn’t power the primary factor in international relations. There are several ways that power can be defined, it cannot be categorised in one area, as power is defined in many aspects. When discussing power in terms of international relations, this concept is described as very complicated as many aspects need to be considered. One definition of power in IR is one actor exerting influence over another, this is also known as hard power, or power can be described as having the most control over resources for example oil, gold or food....   [tags: international politics, infuence on others]
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International Politics: Humanitarian Intervention - Humanitarian interventions have been an argument in the conjecture of international law and international politics. There is not an exact definition of humanitarian intervention and it is still a continuing debate about to which extend it is legal and necessary to make a humanitarian intervention especially since North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s ‘semi-illegal’ intervention on Kosovo in 1999, without the permission of United Nations Security Council. What the debate is that if humanitarian interventions are sincerely ‘humanitarian’ or if there are other reasons behind them....   [tags: international law, hegemony, marxist]
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International and Global Trade - ... The triggering of the crisis is because of the speculative attack on currency, and the decrease of the exchange rate in global and important countries. In banking it is because of the large banks inability to pay their debts. The type of Systematic risks behind this foreign exchange can be a linkage from one country through another third market country. It is way too many problems with government exchange polices. It is difficult to identify the people who are able to pay their own debts. In December 2013 the United States balance of trade recorded that it had a trade deficit of 38 million which was reported by the Census Bureau....   [tags: exporte, importer, goods, international]
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What is International Legal Personality? - It is of rudimental importance in order to consider whether an entity such as the Microsoft Corporation, the Palestinian entity and whether an individual accused of genocide are endowed with international legal personality and the extent to which it is. The evolution of public international law has led to entities other than states to be admitted recognition as subjects of international law, although states and state like entities have full legal personality, subjects of public international law other than state like entities have been given partial personality....   [tags: international law, palestinians, united nations] 1794 words
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International Business Case Study - Krom Bop-A-Lee’s experience in Bombay, India is undoubtedly a common one for those from First World countries unaccustomed to the relatively poor working conditions present in many parts of the world. As Westerners, many luxuries are taken for granted, and the absence of these luxuries can have a profound impact on one’s moral and ethical foundation. The Problem Within This Situation It is this impact upon Krom Bop-A-Lee’s psyche which serves as the primary problem in this particular situation. Krom Bop-A-Lee’s company should be proud to have her representing it; too often liaisons on international business trips of this nature are content to accept the overwhelming hospitality of their host...   [tags: International Business, business model] 1158 words
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Starbucks: International Retail Strategy - ... Having a local partner would provide Starbucks with first hand knowledge of culture, political and economic issues which will help them to navigate the Indian system and create conditions for a smoother market entry. The most important factor is choosing the right partner who shares the same vision, values and ethical business practices as the company entering the foreign country. Starbuck tried to enter the Indian market a few different time without success. One time the Indians Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) regulates inflow of foreign money into India rejected Starbucks trying to enter the country with Kishore Biyani....   [tags: international, india, coffee]
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Building Blocks of International System - There is no question that states used to be the building blocks of the international system in the past because they had the sovereignty in the political, security, and social areas. However, with globalization, states are subjected to external influences and it is becoming questionable if states are still the fundamental actors of the international system. Cooperation is becoming a key motivation in the international system nowadays. ()This implies that states may have to sacrifice their policies to maintain universal standards of living or the international peace....   [tags: Politics, Security, Social Areas, International]
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International Laws - First coined by English philosopher Jeremy Bentham, international law is customarily recognized as the law that regulates the affairs between sovereign states, the foremost issue of international law. Public international law only concerns itself with the issues of rights involving a number of nations, or nations and its people, or matters of other nations. It differs from private international law, which deals with dissimilarity between private individuals, natural and/or juridical, by developing from circumstances that have a noteworthy relationship to more than one nation....   [tags: International Law]
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Globalization and Analysis of Lenovo in an International Market - ... There are following representative types: ①OEM strategy, which companies use their own equipment, resources, on behalf of the other manufacturers of its branded products; ②Brand strategy, this strategy is to sell products manufactured abroad, using the company's own brand, allowing customers to choose the product under the brand; ③Joint strategy that mainly refers to domestic joint ventures and foreign companies, through the introduction of foreign capital and management experience to grow the enterprise strength; ④Investment strategy, this strategy use origin-developed capital markets, through the capital, on mergers and acquisitions of foreign companies to expand business control in fo...   [tags: Strategy, Marketing, International] 1313 words
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The Not So Fairytale Side Of International Adoption - The Not So Fairytale Side Of International Adoption The idea of international adoption started in the late 70’s and early 80’s; however, mostly during the 90’s after the drop of the Cold War tensions was it considered a “trend.” Later, media claimed Hollywood Stars Angelina Jolie and Madonna as trendsetters of international adoption. However, the trend has recently declined in the past decade due to numerous reasons. Although, international adoption gives the child a new life, the expensive process also takes away heritage, native language, and birth parents....   [tags: Adoption, Parents, Children, International]
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Analysis of the Strategy of Marriott International Inc. - Table of Content 1. Introduction to Strategy 3 2. Conducting an Environmental Analysis 5 3. Investigating Strategic Alternatives 8 4. Formulating a Strategy 11 5. Implementing a Strategy 13 6. Monitoring and Evaluating Strategic Performance 15 Bibliography 17 Appendix I: Porter’s 5 Forces Model for Marriott International Inc. 19 1. Introduction to Strategy Strategic management is the set of managerial decision and action that determines the long-run performance of a corporation. It includes environmental scanning (both external and internal), strategy formulation (strategic or long range planning), strategy implementation, and evaluation and control (Hunger & Wheelen, 2011)....   [tags: Marriott International Case Study]
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International Trade - For any country that wants to survive in the toughest of times nowadays have to have good international trading capabilities. Very few countries are able to sustain themselves without indulging in intensive international trade. International trade and globalization have been considered a good omen in the past but with changing world conditions such as the debt crisis, child labor issues, growth inequality issues hands are being raised at the benefits of world/international trading. There have been anti-globalization forces over the years protesting to either slow down or stop globalization....   [tags: International Business]
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International Law - Why do nations obey international law. Although I am not a Native English speaker, and you may infer it while reading the article, I should primarily state that the question accommodates wrong choice of words, which bars the researchers who intend to answer the question to find a correct answer. First of all, it should be clarified that what is tried to truly mean by using the word “nation”. There are several definitions of the word. John Salmond’s definition is perhaps one of the mostly accepted definitions; “The nearest we can get to a definition is to say that a nation is a group of people bound together by common history, common sentiment and traditions, and, usually (though not always,...   [tags: International Government ]
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Who Really Cares? The UN in the International Arena - In his article “Palestine Goes to the UN,” Khaled Elgindy draws up a set of cause-consequence scenarios for Palestine’s latest attempt at creating a state. The UN bid, which “marks a dramatic shift in the Palestinians’ approach to the conflict with Israel,” is set to be brought to the table in the UN General Assembly in September of 2011 (since that date has already passed, it will be assumed that we are still in the period prior to it for the purposes of the paper). Following Elgindy’s logic, the arguments of other authors, and the assumptions of the theories on international relations, I will demonstrate how the UN option will most likely fail, but without discounting the positive effect...   [tags: International Conflict ]
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International Relations Relating to Humanitarian Intervention - In the following essay I will discuss aspects of international relations relating to humanitarian intervention and how they affect a nation’s responsibilities in the international arena. I will be drawing parallels to historical examples of intervention and to recent world events. I will inspect the classical realist notion of non-intervention and sovereignty and another newer line of thought, more adapted to the modern system. What I hope to bring forth in this paper is a clearer understanding of the situation and the responsibilities of the actors in current international relations in regard to humanitarian rights and intervention....   [tags: humanitarian intervention and international law]
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International Peace - According to a report of the Mexican National Center of Investigation and Security submitted on August 2010, Mexico has had more than 30,000 people killed since the start of the war against drug trafficking on December 2006. In the same way, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has expressed great concern over the killing of more than 1,000 minors during the past four years in the Mexican military's war on drug cartels and organized crime. These statistics alarm nationally and internationally, because of the mass violations of human rights that the Mexican war against drug trafficking has caused....   [tags: International Government ]
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International Politics - International Politics Paper On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center in New York City was destroyed by terrorists. They flew two hijacked planes into the towers and in to the Pentagon. To counter this serious threat, the United States led a NATO raid against Afghanistan. This was called the "Global War on Terror". NATO forces began to pick apart the area to find Osama Bin Laden and the terrorist group known as Al-Qaeda. Former President George W. Bush had a realist approach in dealing with the “War on Terror”....   [tags: International Politics]
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International Regulatory Framework for Commercial Banking, The Basel Accords - Introduction It is interesting to observe the operations of commercial banks with special emphasis on the ways and means that are put in place to deal with risks that may arise. In this chapter, the researcher will take a look at the kind of regulatory environment that has been internationally proposed for banks and the kind of changes that have happened over time. The researcher will start by addressing the reasons that attributed the international banking body to decide to make regulatory standards for all banks....   [tags: International Finance ]
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Politics and International Relations: THe Arab Purisings - ... Lee) which focus on the events dating back from 1789 to 1981 have. This has greatly helped me to comprehend the intricate nature of diplomacy between countries which can still be traced today. Furthermore, I have visited several key government bodies across the country including the High Court, Legislative Council and Third Battalion of Royal Brunei Land Force in order to understand how law, politics and military operate in Brunei. I am also aware that it is super vital to possess a fantastic debating skills....   [tags: international trade, WTO, IMF] 639 words
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Understanding International Relations Through Level of Analysis - Level of analysis discloses three different ways of understanding international relations. The System-level analysis considers "top-down" approach to study world politics (Rourke, 2007, p. 91). It emphasises that international actors, countries, operate in a global social-political-economic-geographic environment and the explicit characteristics of the system outlines the mode of interaction among the actors. The State-level analysis stresses the national states and their domestic practices such as national interests, interest groups, government, and domestic economy as the key determinants of the state of world affairs (Mingst, 2008)....   [tags: International Relations] 851 words
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Field International Case Study - Field International is a large production company that operates for fifteen years. This company has three divisions: Field Production, Field Music, and the new venture, Field Advertising. The president and chairman of the board, Lawrence Field, has operated this business in a pooled interdependence fashion. Each division is directed independently by a vice president, and evaluated in the same independent basis. Recently, two major clients complained directly to Field about some production delays of the Advertising Division....   [tags: Field International, Case Studies, business, ] 719 words
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Woodrow Wilson's Hope for International Peace - Woodrow Wilson’s Hope for International Peace “There must be, not a balance of power, but a community of power; not organized rivalries, but an organized peace.” (Cooper 366). These words of wisdom from the twenty-eighth president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, truly expressed his ultimate goal of world peace and international collaboration. This honorable American leader used his powerful influence as president to encourage cooperative world associations and negotiations in order to maintain peaceful relationships globally....   [tags: World Peace, International Collaboration]
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Financing International Trade - 1. Introduction The MNEs engage in foreign or international trade which involves the exchange of goods and services across national frontiers. Globalization has encouraged more firms to participate in trading at the international level. Financial resources are required to finance this exchange of good and services and the choice of finance depends on the firms and the environment the trade is taking place. 2. Literature Review The choices available to the MNEs in financing international trade include cash in advance, letter of credit, documentary collection and open account terms (Shenkar and Luo, 2008, pp....   [tags: International Trade Essays]
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Concept of Security in the Context of International Relations - The most commonly used definition by scholars is the definition of Barry Buzan in his book People, States, and Fear says that: "Security, in any objective sense, measures the absence of threat to acquired values, in a wiki sense, the absence of fear that such values will be attacked" (Buzan, 1991:4). Then from the definitions that have been mentioned by the penstudi HI can be seen that the security threat is the lack of values needed to live a human life. While the concept of a threat to its own security Ullman defined as: "An action or sequence of events that (1) Threatens drastically and over A relatively brief span of time to degrade the quality of life for the inhabitants of a state or (...   [tags: international security, security system, military]
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International Adoption and Human Rights Violations - January 12th, 2010 is a day in Haiti history that no one will forget; a 7.3 magnitude earthquake left a huge impact on Haiti. In the wake of this devastating earthquake hundreds of children were left without homes and families were destroyed. “International adoption agencies, adoption advocacy groups, and government Web sites were over whelmed by calls and e-mails” (Seabrook). Within days of the earthquake, many American families began enquiring about adopting a child from Haiti. A selfless act like adoption turned into a controversy over human rights and caused many to voice concerns about adopting internationally....   [tags: international adoption, private adoption, haiti]
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International Business - International business contains all business transactions private and governmental, sales, investments, logistics, and transportation that happen between two or more regions, nations and countries beyond their political limits. Generally, private companies undertake such transactions for profit governments undertake them for profit and for political reasons. It refers to all those business activities which involve cross border transactions of goods, services, resources between two or more nations....   [tags: international production, companies] 1562 words
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Why Is Power Central to Realist Perspectives of International Relations? - Introduction Historically, realism has been the dominant theory of International Relations which explains the fundamental features of international politics, inevitably associated with conflict and war (Chiaruzzi, 2012, pp. 36). Basically, there are two approaches of realism; classical realism and neorealism. Classical realists strongly emphasize on historical reality and takes its principles, orientations and practice from the account of history (Chiaruzzi, 2012, pp. 37). In contrast, neorealism is based on a scientific method by examining economic theory and philosophy of science rather than historical reflection (Chiaruzzi, 2012, pp....   [tags: international politics, conflict and war]
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The Impact of International Business on the World, Questions and Answers - ...   This report will discuss the impact of international business have on almost every nation and every human on this planet. QUESTION 1   Companies with fancy products usually face a high demand for their goods. When this happens they will change their concentration from customers to consumers. They will focus on larger niche than before. When companies start to engage in international trade,they will attract more revenue and thus gain more profit from multiple transaction.   In addition to that,companies can spread their risk broadly according to their perception....   [tags: companies, international trade] 1094 words
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries - Advantages and Disadvantages of Giving International Aid to Poor Countries Poor countries have been receiving aid from the international community for over a century now. While such aid is supposed to be considered an act of kindness from the donor nations or international bodies, it has led to over dependence among the developing countries. They have adopted the habit of estimating and including international aid in their national budgets to reduce their balance of trade deficits. It is believed that foreign aid is necessary for poor nations in order to break the cycle of poverty that ties their citizens in low productivity zones and so their economy will not be weak....   [tags: international community, donor nations]
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The Importance of Understanding Cultural Differences in International Business Communications - Due to globalization, organizations rely on international transactions to take place to keep their business running. Even with knowledge of how important international interactions are for their companies’ success, miscommunication occurs and someone involved in the transaction is left scratching his or her head. This is a result of the lack of cultural training and understanding. This paper will discuss the different implications that have been discussed in the international business world. This paper will address some of the common barriers in international business communications, the steps that have been taken to alleviate these problems, and future consideration for international busin...   [tags: international business, cultural diferences]
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Qantas International: Analysis of the External Environment - Qantas International faces both direct and indirect competition, in a highly competitive, global marketplace. Direct competitors to Qantas International are those airlines that market full service international air travel, and the primary direct competitors identified in this market are Emirates and Singapore Airways. Indirect competition in the marketplace comes from low cost airlines, and the main competitor in this market is Virgin Australia, which is jointly owned by Air New Zealand, Singapore Airways....   [tags: global market place, international air travel]
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Anti-dumping is a Necessary Part of International Trade Legislation - Processes of cooperation and integration between countries are very important in the modern world. At the present time, a profound influence and an interrelation between countries is noticeable. The result of these processes in the future should be a fully free transmission of goods, services and subjects of intellectual property, capitals and human resources. At the same time, there is still a big gap in the level of economic development of countries in the world. This imbalance creates a collision between two different policies of world trade....   [tags: international relations, world trade]
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International Relations: Japan’s Engagement with China, 1990-2010 - Introduction The study of international relations rests on the premise that there is always a sensible way of explaining a nation’s grand strategy, for they would not survive otherwise. From the Classical Period to the Middle Ages, from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century, historians, statesman, and political theorists have attempted to provide reason and understanding behind the decisions made by nation-states. More often than not, whether through realism or liberalism, through social constructivism or even Marxism, the theories of international relations have been able to define the guidelines for decision-making....   [tags: Diplomacy, international relations]
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Promoting Intercultural Understanding: International Baccalaureate Program - The International Baccalaureate program that our school is a member of has adopted and implemented the IB philosophy of promoting intercultural understanding and respect. We encourage our students to become active in our communities, to think critically about themselves and the world around them, and to become compassionate, lifelong learners. Before I had heard of the IB program, I had already adopted this concept. I realize that my pre-teen students are so absorbed with our American pop culture and technology, thus somewhat oblivious to the real world around them....   [tags: International Baccalaureate program, ] 571 words
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Use of International Law to Protect Human Rights - 1. Introduction Treaties are the highest source of international law besides jus cogens norms that have binding effect on the parties that ratify them.2 International human rights treaties rely on the “name and shame” mechanisms to pressure states to improve practices.3 However with “toothless” international human rights norms, moral coercion is not always effective. An empirical study conducted by Professor Oona Hathaway assessing the effect of human rights treaty ratification on human rights compliance, maintains in its findings that ratification of human rights treaties has little effect on state practices.4 States do not feel pressured to comply and change their practices, rat...   [tags: Enforcing International Human Rights Treaties]
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