Democratic Politics and the League of Nations: The Labour and Socialist International as a Protagonist of Interwar Internationalism

Laqua, Daniel (2015) Democratic Politics and the League of Nations: The Labour and Socialist International as a Protagonist of Interwar Internationalism. Contemporary European History, 24 (2). pp. 175-192. ISSN 0960-7773

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0960777315000041

Abstract

The Labour and Socialist International (LSI) was a major vehicle for transnational socialist cooperation during the interwar years and thus seemed to continue the traditions of socialist internationalism. In the realm of international relations, however, it championed key tenets of liberal internationalism. The LSI supported the idea of a League of Nations and embraced the notion of a world order based upon democratic nation-states. While it criticised some aspects of the international system, its overall emphasis was on reform rather than revolution. The article sheds light on the wider phenomenon of interwar internationalism by tracing the LSI's relationship with the League of Nations, with the politics of peace more generally and with the competing internationalism of the communists.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: V100 History by period
V200 History by area
V300 History by topic
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Daniel Laqua
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2016 15:47
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22057

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