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Political science

The social science discipline concerned with the study of the state, government and politics.

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Transformational Diplomacy

Politics; Political Science

Transformational Diplomacy is a diplomacy initiative championed by former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for reinvigorating American foreign policy. Rice advocated the expansion of ...

The Wealth of Nations

Politics; Political Science

The Wealth of Nations is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. First published in 1776, it is a reflection on economics at the beginning of the Industrial ...


Politics; Political Science

A defense policy in which a country ensures that it has sufficient military power to deter a potential enemy from making an attack. Deterrence is fundamental to U.S. policy, and underlies all the ...


Politics; Political Science

Reduction in the value of a nation's currency in relation to other currencies. Devaluation usually takes place because of an emergency, such as a balance of payments deficit in which the value of a ...


Politics; Political Science

The redistribution or delegation of political power away from a centralized body to a lower, often regional, authority.


Politics; Political Science

The easing of strained relations between states. In recent history the term is applied to relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. in the 1970s, that led to increased trade and arms control ...


Politics; Political Science

Originally meant the art of argument, a method of logical inquiry that proceeded by question and answer. The idea of dialectic was developed by the nineteenth century German idealist philosopher ...

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