The League of Nations and the Organization of Peace (Seminar Studies In History)
By: Martyn Housden (author)Paperback
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The League of Nations was the first globally recognized inter-governmental body that attempted to organise peace comprehensively. It addressed not only the traditional security areas of military balances and diplomacy, including the peaceful settlement of international disputes, but also aimed at removing the very causes of war by promoting social and economic justice (specifically by addressing the welfare of vulnerable people). In many ways decades ahead of its time, the League broke the mould as a mechanism for � doing international relations� . New to the Seminar Studies in History Series, it contains valuable primary source material, a Glossary, Bibliography and Who's Who.
Martyn Housden has written two historical monographs and four other History texts, including Resistance and Conformity in the Third Reich (London: Routledge, 1997) and Hitler: Biography of a Revolutionary (Routledge, 2000). More recently he has produced a number of articles about the League of Nations, for instance: ? What makes our world safe?? , Twentieth Century History Review (in press), and ? Fridtjof Nansen and the League of Nations: 1920-22? , Twentieth Century History Review 3 (2008).
Contents Acknowledgements Chronology Who's Who Glossary Introduction Organising the peace of the world. Chapter 1 What was the League of Nations? Chapter 2 How new was the League of Nations? Chapter 3 A promising start? Disputes, borders and national minorities in the 1920s. Chapter 4 International humanitarian action: refugees and security. Chapter 5 Removing the causes of war: social and economic projects. Chapter 6 The League betrayed: collective security in the 1930s and disarmament. Conclusion Assessing the League of Nations. Documents Further Reading References Index
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