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International relations is a branch of political science. Predominant study topics are politics, economics and law on a global level. It represents the study of foreign affairs and global issues among states within the international system, including the roles of states, international organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs).

United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity"; It is the most prominent international institution. Many of the legal institutions follow the same organisational structure as the UN.

Economic institutions

International legal bodies

Human rights


Regional security arrangements

Related pages

  • Global Politics and InstitutionsPDF (449 KiB) - Article outlining a more equitable system of global relations.
  • The Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School

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