Ch 19: Concepts of International Relations: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Concepts of International Relations chapter of this Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about international relations. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the international relations issues required in a typical introductory political science course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other political science work.
  • Identify the international relations concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our Introduction to Political Science Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about international relations and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding globalization, state sovereignty, imperialism, humanitarian intervention, balkanization or any other international relations concept
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their social science learning
  • Prefer learning social science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their international relations unit
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  • Want to get ahead in political science
  • Don't have access to their social science teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and re-watch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss international relations, sovereignty and globalization as they relate to politics.
  • Learn about polarity and power with regard to international politics.
  • Study global colonialism and imperialism.
  • Discover how the international community holds sovereign states accountable for universal human rights violations.
  • Define balkanization and examine its effect on politics.
  • Explore the relationships between modernization, development and politics.
  • Learn about some of the obstacles faced by less-developed countries.
  • Describe nationalism and its impact on world politics.

12 Lessons in Chapter 19: Concepts of International Relations: Tutoring Solution
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.

Modernization, Development & Politics

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Statistics

9. What Is Terrorism? - Definition, History, Types & Statistics

In this lesson, learn what constitutes terrorism. Review the definition, examine the history, and explore the types of terrorism that exist in the world today. You will also take a look at 2013 statistics to see how terrorist attacks are occurring across the globe.

Marxist Theory: Definition & Impact on Politics

10. Marxist Theory: Definition & Impact on Politics

One of the most controversial theories of international relations in the Western world is Marxism. In this lesson, you'll learn about Marxism, its principles, its role in international relations and its strengths and weaknesses.

Human Rights Treaties, Humanitarian Intervention & Political Mindsets

11. 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

12. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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