The transnational dream: Politicians, diplomats and soldiers in the League of Nations' pursuit of international disarmament, 1920–1938
Webster, A. (2005) The transnational dream: Politicians, diplomats and soldiers in the League of Nations' pursuit of international disarmament, 1920–1938. Contemporary European History, 14 (4). pp. 493-518.
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The pursuit of disarmament was central to the work of the League of Nations throughout its existence, but it was a relatively small and consistent set of national representatives who sat on the many bodies created to deal with the issue. Unfortunately, the gradual development of a sense of ‘transnational’ community among these delegates was never able to overcome the more powerful imperatives of national self-interest. Disarmament was always tied too closely to the issue of security for the individual governments of the major powers to view it from anything other than a strictly national strategic perspective.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Humanities|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Copyright:||2005 Cambridge University Press|
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