ACAT “Relations” and “Foreign relations” subdivision

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On 11/3/2015 9:21 AM, Fatima al-Bazzal wrote:
I have a question regarding the usage of the two subdivisions “Foreign relations” and “Relations”. Is the term “Foreign relations” used specifically for diplomatic relations between two countries? and the subdivision “Relations” for types of relations except diplomatic as cultural, economic…

See specific sections in the Subject Heading Manual
(http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/freeshm.html):

Foreign relations http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/H1629.pdf

Relations and Military relations
http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeSHM/H1996.pdf

So, the answer to your question is yes.

There is also the free-floater “Foreign economic relations”
http://www.loc.gov/aba/publications/FreeLCSH/SUBDIVISIONS.pdf although there are several other types of “relations”, e.g. “Government relations” and so on.

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