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December 21, 2005

Present from CPSO: P. Weiss, D. Thomas, E. Rinn


Changes were made as indicated on the approved list.

Subject Headings

International society

There is an existing reference from the term World order to the headings International relations, International organization, and International cooperation. The term World order seems equivalent to International society, as indicated by the proposed UF International order. Works on the international order have historically been cataloged using the three headings cited above, as well as the heading International law. It does not seem practical to introduce yet another heading to cover this concept. The distinctions among the various headings would not be clear and it would be difficult to determine when to assign each. The proposal was therefore not approved. As an alternative to this heading, additional UF references may be proposed to be added to the existing headings in order to provide access to those headings from the terminology that is included in this proposal.