Liberal IR Theorizing During the Early Twentieth Century: 1900–1939

Öztiğ L. I.

Trends in European IR Theory, Knud Erik Jorgensen, Editör, Palgrave MacMillan, İstanbul, ss.31-43, 2021

  • Yayın Türü: Kitapta Bölüm / Araştırma Kitabı
  • Basım Tarihi: 2021
  • Yayınevi: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basıldığı Şehir: İstanbul
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.31-43
  • Editörler: Knud Erik Jorgensen, Editör


The catastrophic consequences of World War I became a catalyst for liberal thinkers to theorize international peace. The scholarly interest into the conditions underlying peace tapped into the rising anti-war sentiments among European societies. The establishment of the League of Nations, international agreements and the evolution of international legal norms enhanced optimism regarding peaceful change. During this period, liberal scholars denounced nationalism as a destructive ideology and saw the idea of sovereignty as a hindrance against peaceful interstate relations and human welfare in general. This chapter sheds light on scholars (who came from different disciplines, representing both Anglo-Saxon and continental traditions) who contributed to liberal internationalist thinking during the interwar period.