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Ch 14: Paths to Peace in International Relations

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Study various paths to peace in international relations with this collection of simple lessons and quizzes. These self-guided study resources are great options for anyone who needs to prepare for an upcoming exam or enhance their overall international relations knowledge.

Paths to Peace in International Relations - Chapter Summary

This useful international relations chapter explores various political and legal methods that are intended to achieve peace. As you work through these video and text-based lessons, you'll examine international law topics as well as concepts like atrocity prevention, collective security, conflict resolution, disarmament and intervention. The chapter includes multiple-choice quizzes to help you reinforce what you learn. You can reach out to our instructors if you have any questions and revisit the lessons as many times as needed. When you're finished working through the chapter material, you should be equipped to:

  • Describe the role of polarity and power in the international system
  • Differentiate between self-help and collective security in regards to international conflict resolution
  • Understand the differences between domestic and international law in terms of intervention and enforcement
  • Identify international law sources
  • Evaluate intervention, nonintervention, atrocity prevention and conflict resolution in international relations
  • Define the concept of disarmament

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Paths to Peace in International Relations
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Power & Polarity in the International System

1. 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.

Domestic Law vs. International Law: Enforcement & Intervention

2. Domestic Law vs. International Law: Enforcement & Intervention

Domestic and international law are enforced differently, mainly because international law has to deal with the issue of sovereignty. Even though the 20th century resulted in more limitations on sovereignty, sovereignty is still a major issue in international law.

Sources of International Law

3. Sources of International Law

You often hear people talking about the importance of international law, but where does it come from? This lesson explains many of the sources of international law, from ancient treaties to modern courts.

Intervention vs. Nonintervention in International Relations

4. Intervention vs. Nonintervention in International Relations

Throughout history, nations around the world have intervened in the affairs of other nations. Many wonder, however, if this is the best policy in international relations. In this lesson, we will examine intervention types, how they are used, and their benefits and consequences.

Conflict Resolution & Atrocity Prevention in International Relations

5. Conflict Resolution & Atrocity Prevention in International Relations

One of the major goals in modern international relations is the prevention of large-scale violence. In this lesson, we're going to look at the history of this and see what it means to the world today.

What is Disarmament? - Definition, Conferences & Meaning

6. What is Disarmament? - Definition, Conferences & Meaning

Disarmament is the process of reducing or eliminating military forces and weapons through cooperation, treaties, and oversight. Learn about disarmament in this lesson, and take a quiz at the end.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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