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The interwar movement for peace in Britain [electronic resource] /
Michael C. Pugh, University of Bradford.
imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xi, 244 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9780230537637
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Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
9780230537637
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Preface -- Introduction: Liberal Internationalism, a Social Movement for Peace -- Governance: Ideological and Political Trespass -- Education: Democratic Accountability and Paper Guarantees -- Disarmament: White Robes of Peace or Jackboots and Spurs? -- Innovation: Arming the League with Air Power -- Resistance: Pacifism and the Power of Defiance -- Imperialism: Economic Security and Sanctions -- Revisionism: Rearmament and Peaceful Change -- Conclusion: Retrenchment, Reform and Colonisation -- Appendix I: Group Memberships -- Appendix II: Circulation Figures.
abstract
"Concepts and policies deriving from political and social movements in support of liberal nationalism are hotly debated today. Civil society has actively engaged in controversies over intervention in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Lebanon. Pugh investigates the role of popular liberal internationalism as a social movement in Britain, addressing the use of force for peace through an examination of the impact of civil society actors in between wars. The interwar social movements had a massive and lasting influence on British approaches to international politics and influenced the UN's approach to peacekeeping, use of force and peace-building. This book considers social movements for peace and security which probe below the level of state policies. Using Gramscian and Foucauldian ideas of civil society and society, it critically examines the factions and fluidities of a movement that was suffused with values at once humane and superior, tolerant and dogmatic, universalistic and imperial. Pugh explores one of the most powerful social movements for collective security in modern history, a movement which trespassed conventional political boundaries and provided innovative ideas for constructing peace through collective security."--
catalogue key
12030399
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'With impeccable scholarship, Michael Pugh offers novel insights into interwar liberal internationalism in Britain. Erudite and authoritative, this account will rightly become an indispensable point of reference for students and scholars alike.' - Richard Caplan, Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford, UK 'This is an important and erudite book. The 1930s are often seen as a 'lost decade' in which appeasement led inevitably to the Second World War. Michael Pugh's careful reading of the period reveals a much more complex story in which peace movements had considerable success in laying down the foundations of what would later become the rationale for international peace-support interventions and collective security. This work is a useful antidote to many of the a-historical books on international relations that assume the world began in 1989.' - Roger Mac Ginty, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Manchester, UK
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The book contributes to critical politics and international relations by investigating the role of popular liberal internationalism as a social movement in Britain between the wars
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Concepts and policies deriving from political and social movements in support of liberal nationalism are hotly debated today. Civil society has actively engaged in controversies over intervention in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Lebanon. Pugh investigates the role of popular liberal internationalism as a social movement in Britain, addressing the use of force for peace through an examination of the impact of civil society actors in between wars. The interwar social movements had a massive and lasting influence on British approaches to international politics and influenced the UN's approach to peacekeeping, use of force and peace-building. This book considers social movements for peace and security which probe below the level of state policies. Using Gramscian and Foucauldian ideas of civil society and society, it critically examines the factions and fluidities of a movement that was suffused with values at once humane and superior, tolerant and dogmatic, universalistic and imperial. Pugh explores one of the most powerful social movements for collective security in modern history, a movement which trespassed conventional political boundaries and provided innovative ideas for constructing peace through collective security.
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This text investigates the role of popular liberal internationalism as a social movement in Britain using Gramscian and Foucauldian ideas of civil society. It addresses the use of force for peace through an examination of the impact of civil society actors in popular liberal internationalism between the world wars.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. viii
Note on Usage and Referencesp. x
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xi
Introduction: Liberal Internationalism, a Social Movement for Peacep. 1
Governance: Ideological and Political Trespassp. 11
Education: Democratic Accountability and Paper Guaranteesp. 26
Disarmament: White Robes of Peace or Jackboots and Spurs?p. 48
Innovation: Arming the League with Air Powerp. 69
Resistance: Pacifism and the Power of Defiancep. 89
Imperialism: Economic Security and Sanctionsp. 110
Revisionism: Rearmament and Peaceful Changep. 132
Conclusion: Retrenchment, Reform and Colonisationp. 154
Group Membershipsp. 167
Circulation Figuresp. 174
Notesp. 175
Bibliographyp. 210
Indexp. 229
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