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A monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is a fixed weight of gold.
No rulership or enforced authority.
Explains increased short run popular support of the President of the United States during periods of crisis or war.
In the selectorate theory, a portion of the Selectorate sufficient to choose and sustain a leader in office.
considered to be occurring when ostensibly democratic organizations or institutions (particularly governments) are seen to be falling short of fulfilling the principles of the parl
Problem arising from one states increasing security making another state nervous
International non-state organizations from multinational corporations (MNCs) to International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) are considered to be...
Describes the actions of states only in respect to power balances and without regard to other factors, such as economics.
A distribution of power in which two states have the majority of economic, military, and cultural influence internationally or regionally.
The principle that potential return rises with an increase in risk. Low levels of uncertainty (low risk) are associated with low potential returns, whereas high levels of uncertain
Theory that democracies rarely go to war with one another.
3 of them: 1. Private information/incentive to misrepresent, 2. Commitment problems, 3. Issue indivisibilty
Occurs when the party with more information about its actions or intentions has a tendency or incentive to behave inappropriately from the perspective of the party with less inform
A problem arising in situations in which all parties can realize mutual gains, but only by making mutually consistent decisions.
Theory that operates on two fundamental groups, drawn from those within the state that have a say in policy outcome. Everyone reap the benefits of public goods while only those wit
War initiated under the belief that future conflict is inevitable, though not imminent.
quality of being self-sufficient, exists whenever an entity can survive or continue its activities without external assistance.
Indicates that the international system is more likely to remain stable when a single nation-state is the dominant world power.
An ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a globe-spanning network of communication and trade.
In nuclear strategy, a country's assured ability to respond to a nuclear attack with powerful nuclear retaliation against the attacker.
Inter-governmental organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919–1920
A set of actions or positions that prevents an opponent from doing something
In a single issue negotiation, the range of overlap in solutions where both parties would prefer a settlement to no settlement.
Economic policy of restraining trade between states, through methods such as tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, and a variety of other government regulations designed t
The form of government: the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of government and its interactions with society.
A situation in international relations when a leader weakened domestically is willing to risk war or prolong war to maintain office.
The ability to produce a product most efficiently given all the other products that could be produced.
Any situation in which the uncoordinated actions of each player may not result in the best outcome he or she can achieve.
In nuclear strategy, is a country's ability to defeat another nuclear power by destroying its arsenal to the point where the attacking country can survive the weakened retaliation
A security arrangement in which all states cooperate collectively to provide security for all by the actions of all against any states within the groups which might challenge the e
describes the tendency to over-value dispositional or personality-based explanations for the observed behaviors of others while under-valuing situational explanations for those beh
The domestic price a leader would pay for making foreign threats and then backing down.
A set of actions or positions that force an opponent to take some action desired by the initial actor.
A property of a good or a commodity whose individual units are capable of mutual substitution. refers only to the equivalence of each unit of a commodity with other units of the sa
When an actor's demand for something is directly correlated with the actor's risk factor
Referes to the tendency to evaluate one's own group or its members (the in-group) more favorably than the groups to which one does not belong and its members (the out-group)
The amount of land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship that a country possesses and can exploit for manufacturing.
Exists when there is parity or stability between competing forces.
An economic theory that holds the prosperity of a nation is dependent upon its supply of capital, and that the global volume of international trade is 'unchangeable.'
A war instigated by a country's leader in order to distract its population from their own domestic strife.

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