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Interventions in foreign countries to promote liberal objectives are bound to fail due to the internal contradictions within liberalism itself

Jahn, Beate (2014) Interventions in foreign countries to promote liberal objectives are bound to fail due to the internal contradictions within liberalism itself. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 Jun 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Should the EU and the United States intervene in sovereign states such as Iraq to promote democracy, free trade and other liberal objectives? Beate Jahn writes that this form of intervention, often termed ‘liberal internationalism’, has at best produced mixed results in states where it has been pursued. She argues that while these failures have typically been explained in terms of inadequate policy design or implementation, the real reason they fail is that the doctrine of liberalism itself contains a number of internal contradictions. Chief among these are that liberal states promote free trade abroad while retaining protectionism at home, and that liberal states advocate economic policies which are against the interests of the populations in foreign countries – thereby contradicting the promotion of democracy.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 12:39
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71912

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