Thursday February 14
Why does the military dominate the question of security.
Man, the state, war
What causes war? 3 “images”(explanations).
Liberal idea that citizens of democratic states dint want to go to war(persists today)
Man: human nature to cause war and conflict. Suggests that something biological produces
If our violent nature is not a cause of war, the state is a cause of war.
What kind of state is it? Many scholars believe the state causes war. The kind of state
Democratic peace theory- democratic peace theorists argue liberal democratic states have
never gone to war with one another. Best way to create peace is to spread liberal democracy(by
force if necessary). This belief is accepted by Ca