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This is a pioneering survey of the rise of internationalism as a mainstream political idea mobilised in support of the ambitions of indigenous populations, feminists and anti-colonialists, as well as politicians, economists and central bankers. Leading scholars trace the emergence of intergovernmental organisations such as the League of Nations, United Nations, International Labour Organisation and World Health Organisation and the corresponding expansion in transnational sociability and economic entanglement throughout the long twentieth century. They reveal how international thought helped to drive major transformations in the governance of global issues from refugees to slavery and sex-trafficking, from the environment to women's rights and human rights, and from state borders and national minorities to health, education, trade and commerce. In challenging dominant perceptions of how contemporaries thought of nations, states and empires, Internationalisms radically alters our understanding of the major events and ideas that shaped twentieth-century politics, culture, economics and society.
1. Introduction. Rethinking the history of internationalism Glenda Sluga and Patricia Clavin; Part I. Inventing Twentieth-Century Internationalisms: 2. Religious internationalisms Abigail Green; 3. The fate of socialist internationalism Patrizia Dogliani; 4. Women, feminisms and twentieth-century internationalisms Glenda Sluga; 5. Men and markets: global capital and the international economy Patricia Clavin; Part II. States of Internationalism: 6. Empires, states and the League of Nations Susan Pedersen; 7. The League of Nations, disarmament and internationalism Andrew Webster; 8. National internationalism in Japan and China Liang Pan; 9. Fascist internationalism Madeleine Herren; 10 Socialist internationalism after 1914 Talbot Imlay; Part III. The Politics of Internationalism: 11. Internationalising health in the twentieth century Sunil S. Amrith; 12. New subjects in international law and order Natasha Wheatley; 13. The internationalism of human rights Roland Burke; 14. Indigenous internationalism Hanne Hagtvedt Vik; 15. Cold War internationalism Sandrine Kott.
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