liberalism-the interwar years

liberalism-the interwar years - Managing Insecurity:...

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Managing Insecurity: Liberalism and the interwar years Liberalism will focus primarily on the possibilities of cooperation through international institutions – development of increasing interactions between states through these institutions, trade, and other forms of exchange. Two basic premises for liberals and managing insecurity: 1. Create interdependent ties between states 2. Back up these ties through the use of international institutions. Wilson’s 14 Points: one of the founding documents of the liberal perspective’s analysis of international relations. A response to the problems of the balance of power system of 19 th century Europe. Wilson essentially rejected the power politics of the European states (and, in essence, a realist perspective on IR) and promoted a more cooperative approach. Among the main points that Wilson proposed were lowering trade barriers, open diplomacy, disarmament, freedom of the seas, settlement of colonial claims, and the creation of the League of Nations as a permanent international institution that would
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course POLISCI 1003 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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