League of Nations and the Organization of Peace

ISBN-10: 1408228246

ISBN-13: 9781408228241

Edition: 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Martyn Housden

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Publisher's acknowledgements
Chronology
Who's who
Glossary
Analysis
Introduction: Organising the Peace of the World
What was the League of Nations?
What Was the League of Nations and Why Study it Today?
A Complicated Character: Super-State, Commonwealth, Utopia?
The Covenant of the League of Nations
Structure of the Organisation
Historiography: The League as Success or Failure?
Conclusion
How New was the League of Nations?
Introduction: Disillusionment with the Balance of Power
Distant Origins
Nineteenth Century: The Concert of Europe and Arbitration
Nineteenth Century: Globalisation, Humanitarianism, Pacifism and National Minorities
The Legacy of War
Woodrow Wilson and the Peace Settlement
Omissions, but Optimism Nonetheless
Conclusion
A Promising Start? Disputes, Borders and National Minorities in the 1920s
Introduction: The Spirit of the Age
Settling Disputes Peacefully in the 1920s
Assigning Territories and Drawing Borders
National Minorities: Trying to Remove a Cause of War
Conclusion
International Humanitarian Action: Refugees and Security
Introduction
Taking Soldiers Home, 1920-22
Flight and Repatriation: Russian Refugees, 1920-25
Exchanging Populations: Greece and Turkey
The Armenians: Suffering without a Nation State
Refugees in the 1930s
Conclusion
Removing the Causes of War: Social and Economic Projects
Introduction
Curing the World
The Drags Trade
Salvaging Humans and Preventing People-Trafficking
Abolishing Slavery and its Kindred Forms
Beyond Imperialism: Mandates
Economics of Peace: Social Justice and International Stability
Conclusion: Organising Peace and Removing the Causes of War
The League Betray: Collective Security in the 1930s and Disarmament
Introduction
Disarmament: An Impossible Quest?
Manchuria: A Turning Point for Collective Security?
The Abyssinian Crisis
Early Moves to Reappraise Collective Security: Addressing the Causes of War
Conclusion
Conclusion: Assessing the League of Nations
A Path-Breaking Organisation
Changing Convictions
Balance
Documents
Human security
Different ways to prevent wars
Mankind is once more on the move
The Covenant of the League of Nations
Could the League have prevented the First World War?
'The Geneva racket'
The various degrees of self-determination
Beyond the bowie knife
Two views of the �land Islands
Tellini's murder
The Rumbold report
Making sense of Mosul
Emotion in Vienna
Narva's transit system
Interview with General Wrangel
Observing Bolshevik security
McDonald's resignation letter
Typhus in Poland
Seizing opium
Persian poppies
People-trafficking in the Far East
Slavery in Abyssinia
The Christie report
Progress in Rwanda-Burundi
Armaments and the causes of war
Security before disarmament
Lytton discusses the Mukden incident
Oil sanctions?
Haile Selassie at Geneva
The Bruce report
The Bemheim petition
Further Reading
References
Index
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