Kant, Mill, and Illiberal Legacies in International Affairs

  title={Kant, Mill, and Illiberal Legacies in International Affairs},
  author={Beate Jahn},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={177 - 207}
  • B. Jahn
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • International Organization
While the revival of the concept of “imperialism” appears to be a reaction to recent political challenges, I argue that it has always been at the core of liberal thought in international relations. While liberal internationalism enlists the authority of Immanuel Kant, at its heart one finds the security dilemma between liberal and nonliberal states as well as the propagation of particularist law under a universal guise. This un-Kantian liberal thought, however, has a classical precedent in John… Expand
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