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Ch 19: Concepts of International Relations: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Concepts of International Relations chapter of this Political Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to master international relations concepts. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of international relations.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help understanding introductory political science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding how colonialism, globalization, imperialism and politics influence the international system.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about concepts of international relations.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra political science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Concepts of International Relations chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Concepts of International Relations chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What is the definition of globalization, and how does it influence politics?
  • How do modernization, nationalism and sovereignty affect world politics?
  • What terms are used to discuss polarity and power in the global environment?
  • Which two treaties formalized human rights laws?
  • What is the definition of balkanization and its relationship to politics?
  • What challenges face less-developed countries in the international system?

11 Lessons in Chapter 19: Concepts of International Relations: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Is International Relations?

1. What Is International Relations?

The study of international relations is becoming ever more important as our world becomes more interconnected. In this lesson, you'll learn about what international relations is and some important related concepts.

Globalization & Politics

2. Globalization & Politics

The term 'globalization' gets tossed about quite a lot, but what exactly does it mean? In this lesson, you'll learn what globalization is and how it can affect states and their citizens. We'll also discuss the North-South gap. A quiz follows.

Sovereignty in World Politics

3. Sovereignty in World Politics

The primary players in international politics are sovereign states. In this lesson, you'll learn about the concept of state sovereignty in the international system and related concepts. You'll also have an opportunity to take a short quiz.

Power & Polarity in the International System

4. Power & Polarity in the International System

In the world of international affairs, international actors vie for the power to pursue their interests and stop those actors who are a threat to their interests. In this lesson, you'll learn about power, the balance of power and polarity in the international system.

Imperialism & Colonialism in the International System

5. Imperialism & Colonialism in the International System

Throughout history, major political powers in the international system turned to imperialism and colonialism to increase their wealth and power. In this lesson, you'll learn more about imperialism and colonialism and the impact it has on political communities.

Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

6. Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

The international community acknowledges the existence of certain universal human rights. In this lesson, you'll learn about how the international community seeks to enforce these rights and hold sovereign states accountable for their violation.

The Politics of Balkanization

7. The Politics of Balkanization

In this lesson, you'll learn about balkanization, including what it is and how it affects international politics. A short quiz follows to check your understanding.

Modernization, Development & Politics

8. Modernization, Development & Politics

The current disparity in international development, wealth and resources across the globe makes economic development an important international issue for the 21st century. In this lesson, you'll learn about development and its relation to international politics.

Less-Developed Countries & Obstacles to Development

9. Less-Developed Countries & Obstacles to Development

Most of the world's population lives in lesser-developed countries struggling to develop and rise out of poverty. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the major hurdles facing these countries in their quest to develop.

How Nationalism Impacts World Politics

10. How Nationalism Impacts World Politics

Nationalism has the ability to provide tremendous benefits to a society, but also the capacity to wreak devastation if its power is misused. In this lesson, we'll take a look at nationalism's impact on the world stage.

United Arab Emirates: Government, Language & Religion

11. United Arab Emirates: Government, Language & Religion

The United Arab Emirates has quickly risen to be one of the most important economic centers of the Middle East. In this lesson, we'll see what life is like in this nation.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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