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Explains increased short run popular support of the President of the United States during periods of crisis or war.
In nuclear strategy, a country's assured ability to respond to a nuclear attack with powerful nuclear retaliation against the attacker.
Indicates that the international system is more likely to remain stable when a single nation-state is the dominant world power.
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
In a single issue negotiation, the range of overlap in solutions where both parties would prefer a settlement to no settlement.
quality of being self-sufficient, exists whenever an entity can survive or continue its activities without external assistance.
The domestic price a leader would pay for making foreign threats and then backing down.
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)
Theory that democracies rarely go to war with one another.
A war instigated by a country's leader in order to distract its population from their own domestic strife.
3 of them: 1. Private information/incentive to misrepresent, 2. Commitment problems, 3. Issue indivisibilty
An ongoing process by which regional economies, societies, and cultures have become integrated through a globe-spanning network of communication and trade.
Any situation in which the uncoordinated actions of each player may not result in the best outcome he or she can achieve.
In the selectorate theory, a portion of the Selectorate sufficient to choose and sustain a leader in office.
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
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
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
The ability to produce a product most efficiently given all the other products that could be produced.
International non-state organizations from multinational corporations (MNCs) to International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) are considered to be...
A distribution of power in which two states have the majority of economic, military, and cultural influence internationally or regionally.
Problem arising from one states increasing security making another state nervous
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
The form of government: the set of rules, cultural or social norms, etc. that regulate the operation of government and its interactions with society.
When an actor's demand for something is directly correlated with the actor's risk factor
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
The amount of land, labor, capital, and entrepreneurship that a country possesses and can exploit for manufacturing.
A set of actions or positions that force an opponent to take some action desired by the initial actor.
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
War initiated under the belief that future conflict is inevitable, though not imminent.
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
Inter-governmental organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919–1920
A monetary system in which the standard economic unit of account is a fixed weight of gold.
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 situation in international relations when a leader weakened domestically is willing to risk war or prolong war to maintain office.
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
Describes the actions of states only in respect to power balances and without regard to other factors, such as economics.
No rulership or enforced authority.
A problem arising in situations in which all parties can realize mutual gains, but only by making mutually consistent decisions.
Exists when there is parity or stability between competing forces.
A set of actions or positions that prevents an opponent from doing something

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