POLS 3320 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Westphalian Sovereignty, Big Bang, Oxfam
Sovereignty: self determination, central state planning and state-led development. Multilateralism: from the league of nations to the united nations. Great power politics: engaging the united states, the start of the cold war. The humanitarian big bang: also the rise of secular organizations, oxfam (oxford committee for famine relief) (1942) Paris 1919: national sovereignty and the politics of self-determination. The treaty of versailles: german reparations and disarmament, germany didn"t realize they had really. Determined that germany would have to pay the enemies back from the damage of the war. Self determination: prior to the treaty there was only a handful of nation states in europe. Language and ethnicity as the basis for statehood, they formed their own nation-state based on their community. The league of nations: collective security; wilson"s 14 points - essentially his negotiating points detailing all of the things that will have to happen to the various powers in europe to create a league of nations.