International studies (IS) is the study of international relations from a multidisciplinary perspective. Predominant topics are global politics, international economics and law, which is used to scientifically study the relations between sovereign nations states existing in a complex network of political alliances, diplomacy, trade networks, and legal institutions. The term international studies is used to demarcate the discipline from international relations, which is often studied as simply a subdiscipline of political science. International studies may, due to its focus on multiple academic disciplines, be studied over several university departments, or as a specialised study programme within a single department.
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