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September 15 - 20, 2017 Liberalism Dominant theory 1650s and on o Continuing to evolve Updated to be applied to the state system Emerges to international relations President Wilson of the U.S during the time of WWI was a scholar then the president o Was the one to “revive” the theory of liberalism o Comes up with the theory that it was unelective, autocratic leaders that lead them to war Germany o The solution for Wilson was to have more democratic leaders o Comes up with a platform of state relations called the 14 points to prevent another world conflict Lower or no arms control A call for some sort of international structure that will play a role in state relations Free trade Self-determination – no more colonialism Freedom An end to secret treaties International political Economy Marxism o Unsuccessful Economic theory Mercantilism Historical approach to liberalism Focused on individuals o A gradual recognition that individuals aren’t the primary act Cooperation o Economic, security related, etc.

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