Polychronicon 168: Interwar internationalisms

Journal article

Published: 11th October 2017

The administrative capacity of the League of Nations

Research on the inter war years (1919-39) has exploded in recent years. Led by exciting studies of global and international institutions by Susan Pedersen, Patricia Clavin and Mark Mazower, historians have moved beyond narrowly political and diplomatic accounts of the leading personalities and agencies attached to key institutions such as the League of Nations.

One focus now is the overlapping internationalisms of scientists and social reformers, often linked to grand themes including the non-governmental foundations of international law and international public health, and indeed to the matter of global governance itself...

Article taken from Teaching History 168: Re-examining History

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