Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World / Edition 1

Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World / Edition 1

by Akira Iriye
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520231287

ISBN-13: 9780520231283

Pub. Date: 09/06/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

"This small book makes a large and provocative argument. According to Akira Iriye, scholars have been so preoccupied with high politics and state-centered activities that they have failed to pay attention to other phenomena that better explain the emergence of the contemporary world. This history of international organizations in the twentieth century is a pioneering…  See more details below

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"This small book makes a large and provocative argument. According to Akira Iriye, scholars have been so preoccupied with high politics and state-centered activities that they have failed to pay attention to other phenomena that better explain the emergence of the contemporary world. This history of international organizations in the twentieth century is a pioneering effort to remedy that shortcoming . . . . Iriye opens up exciting new vistas on globalization and recent international history."-Frank Ninkovich, author of The United States and Imperialism
"This remarkable book shifts the focus of postwar international history away from Cold War rivalries and onto the astonishingly robust growth of international non-governmental organizations. A powerful voice for internationalism, Akira Iriye should be required reading for the twenty-first century."-Emily S. Rosenberg, author of Financial Missionaries to the World
"Non-governmental organizations now number in the tens of thousands and have for at least a century been shaping international affairs, not to mention our individual lives. Akira Iriye's thesis—that these organizations (whose historical evolution and context we've known far too little about until this pioneering work) pieced together a globalized community while state politics often threatened to tear it apart—is vigorously argued, full of insight into historical turning points, and another of his original contributions to international history."-Walter LaFeber, Cornell University

Author Biography:Akira Iriye is Charles Warren Professor of American History at Harvard University. He is the author of numerous books, including Cultural Internationalism and World Order (1997), The Globalization of America (1993), and China and Japan in the Global Setting (1992).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520231283
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/06/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
255
Sales rank:
1,332,308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1The Origins of Global Community9
2The New Internationalism37
3Beyond the Cold War60
4More States, More Nonstate Actors96
5The Growth of Civil Society126
6Toward Global Community157
Conclusion195
Notes211
Index237

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