Inter-war Liberal Internationalism
Common exam questions:
1. Was it a failure?
2. What is worth preserving from the utopian phase of international thought during the
3. Is it fair to describe inter-war liberal internationalists as utopia
IR200 Perpetual Peace: Kant
State of Nature
- Agrees with the Hobbesian terms of state of nature
o State of nature is a state of war
Defence of sovereignty takes precedence over moral issues
o States and individuals live in a constant insecurity
IR200 Classical Realism
Hans J. Morgenthau
o Scientific Man vs Power Politics (1946)
o Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace (1948)
o The H-Bomb and After (1950)
o Politics in the 20th century I: The Decline of Democratic Politi
Are historical analogies an impediment to good foreign policy
decision making? (2012).
Leaders and foreign policy decision makers strategize based, at least
partially, on past experience, or more specifically, what they believe past
experience teaches. Hi
Meta-Theory- Underlying assumptions of theories.
-The manner in which people theorize and see the world.
Ontology- What is the world made up of., What obj we study
Epistemology- Acc/rej of particular knowledge.