Wk 5 liberalism - Realist ascendancy Liberal Internationalism 19 th Cent Woodrow Wilson 3 strands Republican Commercial Regulatory(institutional

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Theoretical Lenses in IR: Liberalism
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Liberalism Highlights 1. Individual freedom, rights and equality 2. Diversity of centres of power in society 3. Stress how states ‘ought to behave’ – normative agenda of peace & order
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Liberalism Highlights 4. Rely on Reason determining state actions than Balance of Power Politics 5. Rely on legal rights and obligations of states 6. Rely on the ‘World Court of Public Opinion’ to build peace
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Liberal Internationalist Philosophers ± Hugo Grotius, On the Law of War and Peace , 1620-25 ² Argued that int law basis for relations between states ² Notion of ‘Just War’ theory
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Liberal Internationalist Philosophers ± Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace , 1795 ² Argued that Reason dictates all human actions & lead to universal law; Humans as ends not means ² Perpetual Peace through the Federation of Free States
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Liberalism; Idealism, Utopianism ± Liberals in the pre-WWI period considered ‘Utopian’ or ‘Idealists’ ± Normative agenda undermined by WWII and
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Unformatted text preview: Realist ascendancy Liberal Internationalism 19 th Cent. Woodrow Wilson: 3 strands Republican Commercial Regulatory (institutional) Woodrow Wilsons 14 Points for the Treaty of Versailles 1919 Liberal Internationalism 20 th Cent. Hedley Bull, The Anarchical Society , 1977. An International Society of States Liberal Internationalists Advocate the Democratic Peace thesis Closest thing to an empirical fact in IR Post Cold War explanation of US Foreign Policy in the 1990s? Classical Liberalism (economic theory) Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations , 1776 Invisible Hand of the Market; Lassez-faire econ References Orr, Carey, In Order to Get the Sugar, Chicago Tribune December 1919. Accessed: Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library Muzzled by the Literary Digest September 13, 1919. Accessed: University of San Diego, History Department...
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Wk 5 liberalism - Realist ascendancy Liberal Internationalism 19 th Cent Woodrow Wilson 3 strands Republican Commercial Regulatory(institutional

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