The Legacy of Versailles in International Relations Theory

Szálkai, Kinga (2019) The Legacy of Versailles in International Relations Theory. Corvinus Journal of International Affairs, 4 (2-4). pp. 33-51. DOI

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Special issue on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the treaty of versailles


The legacy of Versailles is a rather well-defined and thoroughly researched area in the discipline of History. But what did the Treaty of Versailles and the events surrounding the peace conference give to the discipline of International Relations? In order to answer this question, the article first examines the place of Versailles in the foundational myths of the discipline. After that, in the second part, it briefly reviews the most persistent and influential ideas in IR which have emerged during the construction of the new world order of the time, putting a special emphasis on the concept of national self-determination as the “new master principle” of the international society after Versailles.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Versailles, IR, theory, foundational myth, liberal internationalism, national self-determination
Subjects:International relations
ID Code:4384
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:27 Dec 2019 09:28
Last Modified:27 Dec 2019 09:28

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