the univeristy of nairobi college of arts and social sciences department of political science and public administration masters in international relations course: united nations and the world instructor: dr. jonyo fred c50/67836/2013 alvin akoko o. task: the united nations is structurally realist and functionally idealist. p. 2. He was deeply influenced by the ideas of Alexander Herzen and Mikhail Bakunin. 'Slogans like peace and disarmament', for Cair, encouraged the 'fallacy of the. 1973); and Keith Robblns. The first provided the foundation for peace groups' primary focus during the 1900s: the. Carr’s The Twenty Years’ Crisis (like his 1961 bestseller, What Is History?) When we see the ways in which movements have reacted lo and interacted with the structures and events of their times—the Napoleonic wars, protectionism, imperialist competition, the social dislocations brought about by both laissez-faire policies and neo-mereantilism, World War I. arms races—their goals and actions become understandable, sometimes logical, and even perhaps 'realistic'. ', International Organization (Vol. The American Peace Society, fearful of losing its raison d'être, refused to take a position for or against slavery, while the conflict itself made many who had previously believed war to be an unmitigated evil conclude that force provided the best means of eliminating slavery and the danger of breaking apart the Union. This historical overview of Anglo-American peace activity during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries suggests three insights either missed or glossed over by Carr I) the notion of a 'harmony of interests' and its relation to peace movement activity must be unpacked to reveal both its economic and its political foundations if we are to see more clearly what movements represent regarding change in international relations; 2) doing so demonstrates that 'idealism' is neither an unchanging nor monolithic strand of belief and activism in international affairs; and 3) the attempt to dismiss ethical/legal standards of state behaviour as irrelevant to political necessities, dangerous or both misses important questions resulting from persistence of societal attempts to create such standards, the fact that standards have been created, and the fact that such standards evolve with changing international circumstances. 50. I would like to lhank Audie Klotz, Friedrich Krarochwil, Michael Loriaui, Thomas Wamke and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful and astute comments. conducted with enormously destructive weapons such as submarines, poison gas, and airplanes that for the first time directly targeted civilians. They are not necessarily 'causal' in character, but they do provide 'reasons' and justifications for actors in international life to choose to behave in particular ways.5 'International legal norms' then, are guides to behaviour that promote rule-following in international life, through the medium, Challenging the Boundaries of Institutional Poliiics', and Jean L. Cohen. Carr, who had become concerned by the impact of the Great Depression, became increasingly supportive of the economic policies of Joseph Stalin. CarT sought to outline the normative history of utopianism in international politics; he also spelled out in some detail who the 'Utopians' were, although his definition was sweeping and often contradictory.". 10, No. Recognising the relationship between this evolutionary activity and the articulation, legitimisation. ", Moreover, the changing economics of agriculture in Britain increasingly forced working-class radicals to compete with free traders for legitimacy on peace issues. '2 Indeed, throughout the century peace activism focused on arbitration, through promoting bilateral arbitration treaties and clauses in treaties. Likewise, delegates easily agreed upon the need for disarmament and reductions of weapons expenditures at the 1843 Congress, but by 1848 and 1849 'disarmament' held different meanings for Anglo-Americans, revolutionary sympathisers and advocates of the European status quo. The decimation of the mid-century movements, however, made the notion of 'harmony' a moot point for effective peace activism; the turn-of-lhe-century infusion of Progressive reformers and the marriage of peace with social concerns ultimately made the reconstitution of the idea of a harmony of interests problematic. 52. 4, Autumn 1969), pp. World War 1 and American Society (New York, NY: Holmes & Meier. Liberals clung unfailingly to the belief in a natural harmony between individual and collective interests, and in their ability to define the boundaries of both. 16. During the Second World War Carr's politics moved to the left. "What's At Stake in the Agent-Structure Debate? In Britain, William Allen founded the London Peace Society (technically, the Society for the Promotion of Permanent and Universal Peace) in June, 1816." In the United States, the war with Mexico seemed to improve the peace movement's status during the 1840s, but the Civil War fifteen years later, like the Crimean War for the British, had the effect of seriously curtailing peace activism and decimating the membership of peace societies. Can adroitly acknowledged the 'limitations of realism' and the beneficial elements of 'utopianism': Most of all, consistent realism breaks down because it fails to provide any ground for purposive or meaningful action. It is more accurately described by the subtitle, An In-troduction to the Study of International Relations. The following section delineates these continuities and changes in the norms promoted by movements. Not man, but mass-man, not the individual, but the class, not the political man, would be the unit of the coming dispensation. Beware of Gurus: Structure and Action in International Relations', Review of International Studies (Vol. Free trade rhetoric increasingly suffused the British movement, particularly after 1846, and Cobden strengthened the explicit link between notions of liberal harmony and peace activism by publicly crediting the nonconformist peace testimony with influencing the broader repudiation of war that he himself did much to popularise. 19S4). Thompson, The Making of ike English Working Class (New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1966), pp. See Terry Nardin and David Mapel, 'Convergence and Divergence in Inlemalional Ethics', in Nardin and Mapel (eds.). In the book Carr called for the creation of a socialist European federation. 55. Mid-nineieenth century 'idealism' and one component of its late nineteenth century successor were products of liberal political institutions, a belief in a British and/or American mission cirilisatrice, and faith in the unity of the free trade ethic and peace. … Moreover, Carr, in The Moral Foundations for World Order, articulated a laudable notion of international morality that would eliminate 'discrimination of individuals on grounds of race, colour, or national allegiance' (p. 22) and would be founded upon 'satisfying those primitive human needs of food and clothing and shelter' (through 'an international coordination, if not an international pooling, of resources' rather than by 'an indiscriminate opening of international markets', pp. More recently, Andrew Linklater and Paul Howe have brought new perspectives to our understanding of the contributions of Carr and classical realism. experiment in internationalism that was the League of Nations. Cecelia Lynch is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations. He was supported in this by Sir Keith Price, the head of the chemical warfare, at Porton Down. See also Brock, Pacifism in Europe, op.cit., in note 19, p. 396; Asa Briggs, The Making of Modern England, 1783-1867 (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1965), p. 321; and E.P. As Keynes pointed out: "The Treaty includes no provision for the economic rehabilitation of Europe - nothing to make the defeated Central Powers into good neighbours, nothing to stabilise the new States of Europe, nothing to reclaim Russia; nor does it promote in any way a compact of economic solidarity amongst the Allies themselves; no arrangement was reached at Paris for restoring the disordered finances of France and Italy, or to adjust the systems of the Old World and the New.". Both the experience of imperialism and that of the pre-World War I alliance system had convinced many peace activists that Great Power concordats needed to be replaced by universal participation in decisions regarding international security, universal responsibility for maintaining peace, and equality of treatment at the international level. The fundamental. Indeed the term is often employed in a rhetorical way, This creed rested on three assumptions: that peace and prosperity were indissolubly linked, that both were possible to attain for all levels of the citizenry, and that both could only be attained by eliminating barriers to transnational (and especially commercial). For this reason and because most elements of pre-World War I and interwar peace movements were strong supporters of global international organisation, it is appropriate to relate his criticisms to what has since become known as the 'peace movement*. In The Twenty Years’ Crisis, E.H Carr, a former British Foreign Office officer and Woodrow Wilson Chair in the Department of International Politics at the University College of Wales Aberystwyth, explores the interplay of the worldview between utopians (intellectuals, believed in reason, ethical standards) and realists (bureaucrats, force, no absolute standard, morality is relative). Nevertheless, although elements of these programs have remained constant through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, they have also been moulded and recast in reaction to new social and political circumstances. According to Cair, 'Its defects are due, not to any technical shortcomings, but to the embryonic character of the community in which it functions'.3' Likewise, law runs into the same obstacles as morality: 'Rules, however general in form, will be constantly found to be aimed at a particular stale or group of slates; and for this reason...the power element is more predominant and more obvious in international than in municipal law'.-1. The early twentieth century, and particularly the inlerwar period, was marked by the continuation of attempts to increase the effectiveness of the World Court and international arbitration machinery, efforts to expand the meaning of universalism and equality of status through constructing and maintaining a League of Nations (after World War I in particular, the League was seen by peace movements as the primary means of restraining Great Powers from promoting their interests at the expense of smaller slates as well as of 'peoples': this, by extension, was seen as key to the prevention of war), and the move toward attempts to create new types of control of state war-making powers, particularly in the form of disarmament conventions and treaties. op.cit., in note 58, pp. 73. Ibid., p. 14. These first peace societies grew out of what was, before 1815, scattered disaffection in Britain with war policies toward revolutionary and then Napoleonic France, and disapproval in the United States of persistent fearmongering against Britain. 18 and 25; Warren F. Kuehl, Seeking World Order: The United Stales and International Organization to 1920 (Vanderbilt, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 1969); and, for a more introspective view of the inherent difficulty of combining a progressive moral posture with notions of self-interest, see Osgood, op.cit„ in note 61, especially pp. Vol. 1877-1920 (New York. Pacifist opposition to war took the form of ethical opposition to all killing, while many who opposed war on a more selective basis, later to be called 'pacificists' and some to become 'internationalists', promoted a Whiggish-functionalist belief in international progress and reform.". 40. Brock, Freedom from War, op.cit., in note 19, pp. 4 See, for instance, Frank McDonough (ed. Thomas J. CT: JAI Press, 1989); Thomas Rochon, Afobitamg for Peace (Princeton. Friedrich V. Kratochwil, Rules. My position on Cair's fit with the realist tradition is obviously closer lo that of Bull, op.cit., in note 14, or Michael Joseph Smith, Realist Thought from Weber so Kissinger (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1986), Chapter 4. The primary questions first debated by early nineteenth century movements included that of whether opposition to all war was required by Christian ethics. Since its publication, The Twenty Years' Crisis has been an essential book in the study of international relations. This was completed by October, 1919. Peace and British Marxism, 1895-1945', in Taylor and Young, loc.cit„ in note 3, pp. II (Greenwich. Nevertheless, the 1840s were also marked by a series of 'international peace congresses' which provided a fomm for the articulation and debate of a wide range of normative projects (including the idea of a 'congress of nations'), some of which would endure beyond the era of belief in the unity of free trade and peace. The utopian’s ‘peace through law’ approach by means of the League of Nations and its imposition of Germany’s reparations was to legitimise the victors’ utopian norms on universal rule of law and mask their true aim to maintain the Great Power status quo. They were opposed to the Cold War and argued for better relations with the Soviet Union. Virtually all students of liberalism analyse and debate the relative weight and worth of its political and economic components. Movements broadened in their sociological composition throughout the nineteenth century, gradually expanding from their base in Protestant non-. 225-61. 5663. A son, John, was born in 1926. Yet he took the concept of the harmony of interests even further to describe the. In one article he wrote: "The new order cannot be based on the preservation of privilege, whether the privilege be that of a country, of a class, or of an individual." 46. Although they do not use the term, 'harmony of interests', many students of the era see the ultimate outcome of Progressivism in essentially the same light. ), Neorealism and Its Critics (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1986), passim', and Barry Buzan, Charles Jones and Richard Little, The Logic of Anarchy (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1994), passim. 61. The historian is of his own age, and is bound to it by the conditions of human existence. 458-77, and Wiebe, op.cit., in note 57, Chapter 9. 28, July 1989), pp. Carr covers much of the same historical ground in The Twenty Years' Crisis, but my contention is that, in treating this. Thus, in addition to working for recognition of the rights of Germany and the Soviet Union to full membership in the League and the principle of equality of status in armaments, interwar peace movements promoted the recognition of parity in the naval arms race between the US and Britain, and obligatory arbitration of conflict on a basis of juridical equality. In the United States in particular, advocating internationalist solutions to conflict provided, for some, a way to plan for increasing the American presence in world affairs, engineering the growth of US power and influence in what they believed to be a benevolent manner. 115-17; and Brock, Pacifism in Europe, op.cil„ in note 19, p. 347. Poliiics and Reform (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1989); Ben Klandermans, Hanspeter Kriesi and Sidney Tarrow (eds,), International Social Movement Research, Vol. They have been conceptualised in legal terms by internationalists, many of whom have been professionally trained lawyers and who have promoted the 'rule of law' in international, as well as national, affairs. Second, if Carr's critique of law and social forces in The Twenty Years' Crisis is thus time-bound, then his criticisms of the role of peace movements as well as his dismissal of the applicability of law, ethics and international organisation to international life must also be questioned.17 Finally, we must recognise that the attempt to paint particular kinds of social activity as inappropriate to international life tends to close down inquiry into the significant ways in which movements can effect change at the international level: it also lends to moot the exploration of what type of purposeful actions by such movements mighl facilitate the creation and maintenance of international peace. In assessing movements' influence on the promotion and legitimisation of international legal norms—from arbitration to free trade liberalism to disarmament and universal participation and equality in a congress of nations—Carr begins with the interwar period and, criticising the failure of legal and moral standards and their institutionalisalion in League mechanisms to keep peace, works backward … The London group expended a considerable amount of energy and resources in attempts to spread its ideas on the Continent, while the US society concentrated on proselytising and disseminating tracts to religious congregations. In 1919, Carr was part of the British delegation at the Paris Peace Conference and was involved in the drafting of parts of the Treaty of Versailles relating to the League of Nations. 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