Introduction to International Relations_Towns_Date__031210

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LIBERALS PROMOTING PEACE AND COOPERATION IN WORLD POLITICS Liberals have general prescriptions for international policy o Promote democracy Democracies don’t go to war against one another; tend to be more prone to diplomacy than autocracies o Promote capitalism and trade Provides material incentive for peace o International law to restrain force Based on proof of concept that people living in states follow domestic laws Realists say that law is an expression of power, not an alternative
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Unformatted text preview: o 4,000 international treaties exist at present o Makes evident that international law has an effect o Formation of strong international organizations Serve as a forum for negotiation • Creates impartial third parties, makes communication easier Information • Makes treaties easier to form due to evening of information field Together, these reduce fear and mistrust among states...
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