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Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series

Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World

The Pasts of the Present

Editors: Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira, Monteiro, José Pedro (Eds.)

  • Encourages readers to rethink twentieth-century history by exploring the connections between internationalism and imperialism
  • Shows how twentieth-century international and imperial actors interacted with one another across institutional and spatial boundaries
  • Chapters span a range of countries and empires, from the interwar years to the post-colonial world order
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About this book

This volume offers innovative insights into and approaches to the multiple historical intersections between distinct modalities of internationalism and imperialism during the twentieth century, across a range of contexts. Bringing together scholars from diverse theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds, the book explores an array of fundamental actors, institutions and processes that have decisively shaped contemporary history and the present. Among other crucial topics, it considers the expansion in the number and scope of activities of international organizations and its impact on formal and informal imperial polities, as well as the propagation of developmentalist ethos and discourses, relating them to major historical processes such as the growing institutionalization of international scrutiny in the interwar years or, later, the emerging global Cold War.

About the authors

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo is a Research Fellow at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research interests focus on the global, comparative and connected histories of imperialism, colonialism and internationalism (XIX-XX centuries). He has been working on the historical intersections between imperialism and internationalism and also on those between development and security in late colonialism.

 José Pedro Monteiro is a researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. He has been working on the processes of internationalization of native labour policies and politics in the Portuguese colonial empire after World War II. He is now developing a project on the politics of citizenship and human rights in the Portuguese empire.

Reviews

“This volume of essays is the most vehement caution yet that historians of the twentieth century cannot ignore the complicating place of imperialism in the pasts of the present, regardless of whether we trace those pasts back by picking up the strands of national or international institutions, practices or thought.” (Glenda Sluga, Professor of International History, University of Sydney, Australia)

“Just as empires were global phenomena, so, too, the administrative agencies, international organizations, and oppositional networks engaged by those empires' decolonization were global in vision and reach. This essay collection highlights the intersections involved. The issues addressed retain a powerful resonance, from the consideration of international organisations as sites of internationalist innovation to the public diplomacy of anti-colonialism and the imperial foundations of modernisation theories and development strategies. From first to last, it's a rewarding read.” (Martin Thomas, Professor of Imperial History, University of Exeter, UK)

 “This elegant edited volume innovates in terms of methodology and historiography thanks to the work of the editors. They set up a very coherent and consistent editorial project and asked a number of well-known outstanding contributors to reflect and write individual chapters that pondered, connected and intertwined the role of internationalism and imperialism in the making of our world. All authors went beyond labels, trends and buzzwords; in their respective chapters they zoomed in and out providing compelling analyses. This sophisticated and nuanced volume will trigger new research. It will be read and greatly appreciated by undergraduate, graduate students and scholars alike.” (Davide Rodogno, International History, Professor and Head of Department, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Pasts to Be Unveiled: The Interconnections Between the International and the Imperial

    Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Towards a Social History of International Organisations: The ILO and the Internationalisation of Western Social Expertise (1919–1949)

    Kott, Sandrine

    Pages 33-57

  • Internationalism and Nationalism in the League of Nations’ Work for Intellectual Cooperation

    Laqua, Daniel

    Pages 59-85

  • A League of Empires: Imperial Political Imagination and Interwar Internationalisms

    Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira

    Pages 87-126

  • The Rise of a Humanitarian Superpower: American NGOs and International Relief, 1917–1945

    Maul, Daniel Roger

    Pages 127-146

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60693-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60692-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World
Book Subtitle
The Pasts of the Present
Editors
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • José Pedro Monteiro
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60693-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60693-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60692-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 365
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