The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s

The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s

by Daniel Gorman


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The Emergence of International Society in the 1920s by Daniel Gorman

Chronicling the emergence of an international society in the 1920s, Daniel Gorman describes how the shock of the First World War gave rise to a broad array of overlapping initiatives in international cooperation. Though national rivalries continued to plague world politics, ordinary citizens and state officials found common causes in politics, religion, culture, and sport with peers beyond their borders. The League of Nations, the turn to a less centralized British Empire, the beginning of an international ecumenical movement, international sporting events, and audacious plans for the abolition of war all signaled internationalism's growth. State actors played an important role in these developments and were aided by international voluntary organizations, church groups, and international networks of academics, athletes, women, pacifists, and humanitarian activists. These international networks became the forerunners of international NGOs and global governance.

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ISBN-13: 9781107021136
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2012
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Daniel Gorman is Associate Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is the author of Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging (2007). He has contributed essays on aspects of the history of globalization to several books: Mobilities, Knowledge and Social Justice (2012), edited by Suzan Ilcan; Property, Territory, Globalization: Struggles over Autonomy (2011), edited by William Coleman; and Empires and Autonomy: Moments in the History of Globalization (2010), edited by Steven Streeter, John Weaver and William Coleman.

Table of Contents

Part I. Imperial Internationalism: 1. The dominions and Britain in the 1920s; 2. Servants of the world: Rachel Crowdy at the League of Nations; 3. Moral politics at the League of Nations and its imperial ramifications; 4. Conflict and travail, bitterness and tears: overseas Indians' failed campaign for imperial citizenship; 5. The empire at play, the empire on display: the 1911 Festival of Empire and the 1930 British Empire Games; Part II. Transatlantic Internationalism: 6. Anglo-American conceptions of 'international society' in the 1920s; 7. Little more than a hope? The world alliance for promoting international friendship through the churches; 8. Internationalism by decree: outlawry of war and the Kellogg-Briand Pact; 9. British and American responses to the Kellogg-Briand Pact.

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