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In pursuit of salvation: Woodrow Wilson and American liberal internationalism as secularized eschatology

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This work reinterprets the idea of progress at the heart of Woodrow Wilson’s liberal internationalism through the lens of secularization theory, which holds that modern philosophies of progress stand on religious foundations and represent secularized vestiges of biblical eschatology. Previous applications of this insight reveal a selective pattern: Whereas totalitarian and illiberal narratives of progress such as Nazism and Marxism-Leninism have received lavish attention and spawned extensive...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Milan Babík
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:0ba3fcd9-ecbc-4789-83c9-3fdb1c290aea
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ora:2918

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