Lecture_16_2011 - Lecture 16 Collective Security 23 February 2011 The Historical Context of Collective Security Original idea from Wilsons 14

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Lecture 16 : Collective Security 23 February 2011
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The Historical Context of Collective Security Original idea from Wilson’s 14 Points Embodied in League of Nations in 1919 Idealistic effort to prevent something like World War I from ever occurring again War weariness replaces “Cult of the Offensive” Woodrow Wilson
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Collective Security Theory An alliance of states promising to enforce peace by combined attack on any state that breaks the peace Organized, coordinated deterrent/retaliatory military force Somewhat like realism, collective security theory (CS) assumes overwhelming retaliation is needed to deter would-be attackers In event of war, attacker horribly punished
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Who Likes Collective Security? Small states especially, because they tend not to have aggressive intentions, yet suffer from attacks by more powerful states Why would great powers like CS? They are generally able to defend
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course PL SC 014 taught by Professor Gartzke during the Spring '99 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Lecture_16_2011 - Lecture 16 Collective Security 23 February 2011 The Historical Context of Collective Security Original idea from Wilsons 14

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