UNIT 1 KEY TERMS.docx - UNIT 1 KEY TERMS Liberal internationalism a foreign policy doctrine that argues that liberal states should intervene in other

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UNIT 1 KEY TERMS Liberal internationalism: a foreign policy doctrine that argues that liberal states should intervene in other sovereign states in order to pursue liberal objectives (democracy) · Foreign policy idea of Woodrow Wilson (“Fourteen Points” Reading) · Wilson suggested that the cause of instability and conflict was the undemocratic nature of international politics, particularly in regards to foreign policy and the balance of power · Suggested aims of liberal internationalism: expanding democratic practices and free trade (equal trade agreements among nations), defending democracy from its rivals while protecting human rights War Convention : rules for fighting war and treating prisoners, based on the consent of mankind · Michael Walzer ( Just and Unjust Wars ) · Jus in bello essentially · Example: not shooting a soldier if he has his hands up and he is surrendering Realism: doctrine that holds that in matters of war, morality does not apply (there is no right or wrong in war) · Michael Walzer ( Just and Unjust Wars ) · Walzer rejects this theory Relativism: right and wrong is just a matter of opinion; there are cultural differences in what is moral/just · Michael Walzer ( Just and Unjust Wars ) · Walzer rejects this theory—there are certain basic human rights that should be honored in war (humans don’t have to act barbaric)
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