PWAD_notes_11_29

PWAD_notes_11_29 - Louis Asbury November 29, 2006 PWAD...

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Louis Asbury November 29, 2006 PWAD Notes For Monday- Read pp 44-54, Rawls discussion of democratic peace. pp. 89-105, Rawls on war and the ‘ Supreme Emergency Exception Democratic Peace Owen: - Liberal Democracies avoid war with others. Leaders worried about reelection. People constitute the liberal majority; the people will indicate to the government that they do not support war. -Trent Affair, USA and UK nearly go to war in which two diplomats got in a dispute over CSA abduction from a UK boat. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trent_Affair -USA and UK once came close to war was an exception as these two liberal democracies did not view each other as such; USA saw UK with a king; UK saw USA with slavery and Abe Lincoln not addressing that. - Democratic institutions and liberal ideology have to work in tandem in order for this system to work, according to Owen. (He uses Athens polis as an example; Athens was a warring nation-state with a democracy- one where only a small amount of the population
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