Theory and Approaches of International Politics

theory of international politics

International relations is far behind other social sciences in the development of theories. It is quite natural as this discipline is of recent origin. Notwithstanding this limitation, some remarkable developments have already taken place in the sphere of the theory of international politics building. The works of William Fox, Stanley Hoffmann, Klaus Knorr, Sydney Verba, … Read more

Balance of Power

Balance of power

The balance of power is one of the oldest concepts of international relations. It at once provides an answer to the problem of war and peace in international history. It is also regarded as a universal law of political behavior, a basic principle of every state’s foreign policy through the ages, and, therefore, a description … Read more

National Interest

Definition of national interest

National interest is the most crucial concept in international relations. It is the key concept in foreign policy as it provides the material based on which foreign policy is made. While formulating foreign policy, all statesmen are guided by their respective national interests. It is the purpose of foreign policy to conduct foreign relations to … Read more

Elements Of National Power

Elements Of National Power

National power can be equated with the entirety of a state’s effectiveness in international politics. The content of National power relies on the combination of so many elements and relative factors that it is tough to find any accurate and final list at any given period. Despite this difficulty, there has been some agreement about … Read more

Concept of Power in Political Science

Concept of Power in political science

Power is the crux of politics, local, national, and international. Since the beginning of human power has been occupying the central position in human relations. To comprehend international politics and relations, studying the concept of power in political science is a must. The relation between the state and power is very close. In the words … Read more

The Functions of International Organizations

functions of international organizations

The Basis of International Organizations I ARGUED in an earlier Article of this website that the scale of modern civilization has made the national and sovereign State an institutional expedient of which the political un-wisdom and moral danger are both manifest. We are committed to international experiment by the facts about us. We have been … Read more

Nature, Purpose and Scope of International Relations

international relations

Foreign policies To define the meaning and nature of international relations is a ticklish job. It has been a complex work for many reasons. First, the terms international politics and international relations were and still are used interchangeably and loosely. For many years scholars remained confused over the contents of these terms. They were not … Read more