The International Theory Of Leonard Woolf

The International Theory Of Leonard Woolf

by Peter Wilson
     
 

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That is, Woolf's international theory, not the international theory about him, which might be quite different considering that he was a British colonial civil servant and a Fabian socialist from the early to the middle 20th century. Wilson (international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science) explains how his views on international relations… See more details below

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That is, Woolf's international theory, not the international theory about him, which might be quite different considering that he was a British colonial civil servant and a Fabian socialist from the early to the middle 20th century. Wilson (international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science) explains how his views on international relations helped shape the League of Nations and were otherwise more influential than their current obscurity would suggest. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Leonard Woolf was a major thinker and writer on international relations during the first half of the twentieth century. As an eloquent exponent of internationalism -- international organization, economic interdependence, anti-imperialism -- he was strongly critical of, and was in turn ridiculed by, "realist" thinkers such as E. H. Carr. The Woolf-Carr controversy resonates today, as does Woolf's ceaseless advocacy of international cooperation over and above a preoccupation with the allegedly immutable power politics or national interests that he believed inevitably led to conflict and war. He produced many of the visions that generations have inherited in order to bring the world a little closer to peace and interdependence. His ideas deserve serious study, and there is no better guide to them than Peter Wilson's careful and thorough analysis offered in this book. -- Akira Iriye, Department of History, Harvard University

"In this book, Peter Wilson performs a signal service for those interested in international political thought, in the history of ideas and in the trajectory and fate of some of the central ideas of the twentieth century. His meticulous scholarship shows both how important Woolf was in a number of central areas of British life and thought and how much he still repays reading if we want to understand central debates in twentieth century international relations. And at a time when debates about the fate of liberal internationalism are again centre stage, Wilson's masterly account of Woolf's version of that project teaches us much. A superb study." -- Nicholas Rengger, Professor of Political Theory and International Relations, University of St Andrews.

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ISBN-13:
9780230255616
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/30/2005
Series:
History of International Thought Series
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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