Power politics is a state of international relations in which sovereigns protect their own interests by threatening one another with military, economic, or political aggression. Power politics is essentially a way of understanding the world of international relations: nations compete for the world's resources and it is to a nation's advantage to be manifestly able to harm others. It prioritizes national self-interest over the interest of other nations or the international community. International Relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... Sovereignty is the exclusive right to exercise supreme political (e. ... Economics (deriving from the Greek words Î¿Î¯ÎºÏ [okos], house, and Î½ÎÎ¼Ï [nemo], rules hence household management) is the social science that studies the allocation of scarce resources to satisfy unlimited wants. ... Politics is the process and method of decision-making for groups of human beings. ... The term international community can refer to either: All the lands represented in United Nations. ...
Techniques of power politics include, but are not limited to, conspicuous nuclear development, pre-emptive strike, blackmail, the massing of military units on a border, the imposition of tariffs or economic sanctions, bait and bleed and bloodletting, hard and soft balancing, buck passing, covert operations, and asymmetric warfare. Mushroom cloud of a nuclear explosion. ... Most often used to describe a military attack which is designed to prevent, or reduce the impact of, an anticipated attack from an enemy. ... Blackmail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A tariff is a tax on imported goods. ... Economic sanctions are economic penalties applied by one country (or group of countries) on another for a variety of reasons. ... In realist theories of international relations, balancing is a term for joining a weaker coalition to counter the influence or power of a stronger coalition. ... Covert operations are military or political activities that are not only clandestine (undertaken in a manner that disguises the identity of the perpetrators) but also covert, i. ... Asymmetric warfare describes the potential for an optimal interaction between the respective strengths and weaknessess of two belligerents. ...
The English term 'power politics' is derived from the German word Machtpolitik.
Machtpolitik auf europäisch - Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 11/2002
Europa - und in diesem Punkt zeigt sich, dass der alte Kontinent durchaus "Machtpolitik" betreibt - erhebt den Anspruch auf strategische Mitsprache, wenn es um die künftige Weltordnung und um den Umgang mit Krisen geht, die Kriege werden könnten.
Europäische Machtpolitik, für die - sicher etwas überspitzt - das Motto der deutschen Ostpolitik "Wandel durch Annäherung" stehen könnte, setzt angesichts der im Vergleich zu den militärischen Möglichkeiten Washingtons beschränkteren eigenen Optionen auf asymmetrische Mittel der Machtausübung.
The American authors who are commonly regarded as belonging to the realist school declare that states, animated by a will to power, are in permanent rivalry, but that they are not self-congratulatory about the situation and do not regard it as a part of the divine plan.
Yet Niebuhr, and even Morgenthau, adds that realism should not be cynical and that "the remedy for a pretentious idealism which claims to know more about the future and about humanity than is given to mortals to know is not egotism.
The formula "the ego, individual or collective" suggests a second mutation in Machtpolitik, that is, the neglect or, at least, the lack of emphasis upon the primacy of foreign policy.
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