Over the centuries many scholars and certain individuals have developed an interest for both interdisciplinary in international relations. It is vastly becoming common for theories, methods and concepts to be borrowed from other fields. It seeks to understand a variety of global issues, foreign affairs, geopolitical interaction of nations within the international system. Before international relations became its own discipline studies it was a bunch of rules governed by various other problems and questions dealt with from various angles whose disciplines had a connection elaborated.
In the past, the study of International relations theories were usually limited to geo-political variables. Today, the approach to studying IR theories is essentially interdisciplinary in orientation and global in application. This discussion will highlight and further debate on various issues. It will explain on how international relations is built on its interdisciplines or if it is created by those interdisciplines. It will further debate on whether it is true that is sinking and losing its name.International relations deals with variety. That is why it is said to be a field of interdisciplinary. The field flourished as the result of a number of factors developing such as growing demand to find less-dangerous and more-effective means of conducting relations between peoples, societies, governments, and economies; a surge of writing and research inspired by the belief that systematic observation and inquiry could dispel ignorance and serve human betterment; and the popularization of political affairs, including foreign affairs.
In international relations the field deals with lives of our daily as global markets, the World Wide Web, and foreign travel stimulate a flood of people, products, and ideas across national borders. In academic studies International Relations is an interdisciplinary program that enables you to develop an in-depth understanding of international relations by combining the insights and perspectives of different disciplines, such as Economics, History, Political Science, Geography, Anthropology, and Asian Studies, with the study of languages. It also deals with several theories.in normative theory has it that international relations makes the world a better place and the worldview aims to do so by being aware of implicit assumptions and explicit assumptions that constitute a non-normative position and align or position the normative towards the loci of other key socio-political theories such as political liberalism, Marxism, political constructivism, political realism, political idealism and political globalization. (Smith, 2008). Epistemology and the International relations theory aim to make a duplicate of methods of the natural sciences by analysing the impact of material forces.
They focus on features of international relations such as state interactions, size of military forces, balance of powers etc. epistemology also rejects the idea that the social world can be studied in an objective and value-free way. Positivist theories include realism focuses on state security and power above all, liberalism has it that individuals are basically good and capable of meaningful cooperation to promote positive change, neoliberalism seeks to update liberalism by accepting the neorealist presumption that states are the key actors in international relations and regime theory is derived from the liberal tradition that argues that international institutions or regimes affect the behaviour of states.Interdiscplinaries in international relations seek to solve majors issues ,current situations and trends encompassing our daily lives such as globalization, global economy, global finance, trade, capitalism, geopolitics, development, terrorism, state sovereignty, peace and security ,climate and human rights just but to name a few.
It provides a clear whole figure of global phenomena. It expands the bases of study and relates value of such approach increases.it essentially makes international relations in particular to be self-sufficient and reliable.
in short, while an interdisciplinary approach broadens the analysis of seeking to solve major issues and situations surrounding different nations international relations becomes independence.The major players in the field of international relations are different institutions that have helped manage the world. These include the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Health Organisation, Commonwealth of Nations just but to mention a few. These play different roles in helping nations run and relate. Interdisciplinaries like law and human rights help the decision-making approach by analysing the information that decision makers use. Their perceptions and motivations influence on their behaviour of public opinion, the organizational settings in which they operate and their intellectual, cultural, and societal backgrounds. Studies have shown that the relations of nations are more reliant on the wealth, power, or technological level of a state and its international status and role provide other illustrations of the foreign-policy perspective.
in this way through these different institutions different nations are able to be each other’s back bone when needed to be. For example in the year 2014 the then first lady Michelle Obama took in a step of addressing the issue of the school girls who were kidnaped in Nigeria. The United Nations too was playing a role in trying to track those young ladies. So hence one may note that a country which is America with a good economy played a role. Another thing is there is the developing of generalized accounts of foreign-policy performance, including theories that explore the relationship between the type of domestic-external linkage a country display and its political and economic system and level of social development. Balance-of-power asserts that states should act to protect themselves by forming alliances against powerful states or coalitions of states, is another example of the international-system perspective.
But then institutions in international relations seek to help maintain peace and security to states that cannot be able to provide such to themselves.