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By G. R. Berridge

Like all professions, international relations has spawned its personal really expert terminology, and it really is this lexicon which supplies A Dictionary of international relations 's thematic backbone. although, the dictionary additionally contains entries on felony phrases, political occasions, foreign enterprises and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it over the past part millennium. All scholars of international relations and comparable matters and particularly junior contributors of the various diplomatic prone of the area will locate this ebook indispensable.

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Police personnel employed in a *peacekeeping operation. civil society. See non-governmental organization. codification 39 claim. A formal demand made by one state on another for the rectification of or compensation for a legal wrong that allegedly has been done to it by the second state. class. See diplomatic classes. clausula rebus sic stantibus.

Armed conflict. (1) International armed conflict occurring between states which was not begun by one of them making a formal declaration of intent to wage *war. Since the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 such declarations have gone entirely out of fashion. However, in the popular sense of the term wars continue. Moreover, the laws of war (now known as *international humanitarian law) continue to be applicable to such armed conflicts. (2) Non-international armed conflict within the territory of a state between its armed forces and other armed and wellorganized groups; that is, an internal conflict (or civil war) which takes on many of the military characteristics of international armed conflict.

The name by which the military members of a UN *peacekeeping operation are often described, after the colour of their headgear. They are also called blue helmets. Blue Book. The popular name for a British government paper which, because of its bulk, was given a cover of stronger quality than the inside pages; the colour of this cover happened to be blue. Blue Books, typically long official reports covering matters of domestic as well as foreign policy, were published by the government and formally presented to bout de papier 23 Parliament – and thus by one means or another to the public at large.

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