Textbook 85-96 - February 14 Textbook 85-96 The Waning of...

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February 14 Textbook 85-96 The Waning of War o Trend towards fewer and smaller wars Events in post Cold War era caused this o Today’s most serious conflicts are skirmishing rather than battles Last serious battles were 03 invasion of Iraq and 08 Russian-Georgian Both short and one sided o Consistent trend downward of wars- overall movement towards less war in international system Liberal Theories o Realism offers dominance, liberalism offer reciprocity and identity o See IR as slowly evolving throughout time From build up of organizations and mutual cooperation (reciprocity) Also from changes in norms and public opinion (identity) o Kant and Peace States could develop the organizations and rules to facilitate cooperation, specifically by forming a world federation resembling today’s UN Peace depends on the internal character of governments Trade promotes peace, relies on the assumption that trade increases with wealth, cooperation, and well-being
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Textbook 85-96 - February 14 Textbook 85-96 The Waning of...

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