International Relations as a Field of Study

@inproceedings{Hellmann2011InternationalRA,
  title={International Relations as a Field of Study},
  author={Gunther Hellmann},
  year={2011}
}
The field “International Relations” (commonly abbreviated IR) focuses on a variety of subject matters. The many connotations which are usually associated with the term “relations” (one of the most underspecified terms in the field itself) and the aesthetic quality which accompanies relating the name of the field (IR) to a broad set of subject matters subsumed under the same term in minor letters, “international relations”, help explain why both IR and “international relations” are still widely… 

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