International Relations is today an exciting and important discipline of study. It addresses key issues associated with the way countries of the world co-exist in the face of rapid change. We are seeing huge technological changes that affect conflict, communications, trade and culture. There is a mass movement of people and a growing sophistication of global economic networks. While the world is politically and territorially divided into states there are great inequalities between them.
The award locates the development of International Relations within the context of 21st century change. More pragmatically the award includes a focus on diplomatic concerns faced by decision-makers, in states and key international organisations, faced with global change.. We provide a thorough overview of perspectives on the international politics of the century and the problems faced by states in their efforts to co-exist.
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