Flashcards in World Order Deck (25)
The growing economic and social interdependence and interconnectedness of countries worldwide.
The activities and relationships between the world's states, and other significant non-state global actors, that occur within a legal, political and economic framework; an international set of arrangements for promoting stability
The authority of an Independant state to govern itself (eg. to make and apply laws; impose and collect taxes; make war and peace; or form treaties with foreign states).
More than two nation-states
Violence and killing within communities in a nation-state, mainly due to political, economic, social, religious or ethnic differences.
Conflict between two or more different nation-states
Conflict between opposing sides within the same nation-state
A type of warfare in which small groups of fighters, familiar with the landscape and using simple weapons, employ tactics to harass the enemy, attack small targets and then retreat ev. Vietcong against US Army in Vietnam War
The type of warfare in which professional armies and large, well-organised military forces from nation-states fight against the armies of other nation-states eg. World War 1 & 2
The use of nuclear weapons/atomic bombs against another country
Running from 1947 to 1991, this was the uneasy peace maintained between the two world superpowers, the communist USSR and the capitalist US
War between two or more opposing sides within one nation state
A nation-state waging war on its own people eg. Jewish people by Nazi Germany in World War 2
Violence by an individual or group against its enemy in order to provoke fear; often perpetuated by groups outside a traditional nation-state boundary
The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group
Each nation-state has the absolute right to control its own affairs within its borders and is not obligated to listen to any outside authority
The doctrine justifying military intervention in a state in order to stop serious human suffering or human rights violations
Mass Atrocity Crimes
A broad term for crimes that fall into the categories of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity; this is a term favoured by the UN since it avoids making distinctions of whether the crime was committed in war or peace, or part of an intra-state and inter-state conflict.
The activity of creating conditions for sustainable peace in countries affected by conflict, through the use of force, quite often provided by a number of countries and consisting of soldiers, civilian police and civilian personnel.
A Latin term meaning 'compelling law' also called a 'preremptory norm': a norm of customary international law that is indisputably accepted by the international community and is therefore binding on everyone regardless of whether a particular leader or nation accepts it.
A formal statement relating to a particular issue or set of issues, agreed to by a group of nation-states without binding legal force.
The grouping together of nation-states that are regionally and/or ideologically close, to achieve common goals and thereby increase each nation's security, status, wealth and position
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
IGO with the aim to aid regional economic growth, promote security + the rule of law and promoting collaboration in social, cultural, technical, scientific, industrial and agricultural fields.
An organisation that works towards a certain cause and operates seperate from any government.