An ideal form consisting of a homogenous group of people governed by their own state.
Exercise of state power over people and territroy, recognized by other states and codified by international law.
Category of belonging to a nation-state that includes civil, political, and social rights.
State's power to control space or territory and shape the foreign policy of individual states and international political realtions.
Group of people often sharing common elements of culture, such as religion or language, or a history or political identity.
The delimited area over which a state excercises control and which is recognized by other states.
Forces that divide or tend to pull the state apart.
Forces that strengthen and unify the state.
A group of states united for a common purpose.
A form of government in which power is allocated to units of local government within the country.
The feeling of belonging to a nation as well as the belief that a nation has a natural right to determine its own affairs.
A form of government in which powere in concentrated in the central government.
extreme devotion to local interests and customs
the fundamental right of children to life, liberty, education, and health care
the process of allocating electoral seats to geographical areas
the defining and redefining of territorial distinct boundaries
uprising against israel by the palestinian people
the collections of individual states with a common goal that may be economic and/or political in nature; such organizations diminish to some extent individual state sovereignty in favor of the group interests of the membership
global civil society
set of institutions, organizations, and behaviors situated between the state, business world, and family
system in which public policies and officials are directly chosen through popular vote
New world order
the triumph of capitalism over communism, wherein the United States becomes the world's only superpower and therefore its policing force
people's individual rights to justice, freedom, and equality, considered by most societies to belong automatically to all people
the establishment of a legally recognized home in palestine for the Jewish people
the right of a group w/ a distinct politico-territorial identity to determine its own destiny, at least in part, through the control of its own territory
system of government formally structured by area, not by social groups
the threat or use of force to bring about political change
Geographic separation between the largely democratic and free-market countries of Western Europe and the Americas from the communists and socialists countries of Eastern Europe and Asia
the orientation of contemporary politics around the international arena, instead of the national
If one country in a region chose or was forced to accept a communist political & economic system, then neighboring countries would be irresistibly susceptible to falling to communism
deliberate use of micro-organisms or toxins from living organisms to induce death or disease
differentiation made between the colonizing states of the northern hemisphere and the formerly colonized states of the southern hemisphere
The acquisition, by colonized peoples, of control over their own territory.
A group that includes 2 or more states seeking political and/or economic cooperation with each other
practice of redistricting for partisan purposes
feeling of collective identity based on a population's politico-territorial identification within a state or across state boundaries