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British Liberal Internationalism, 1880-1930 : Making Progress?, Hardback Book

British Liberal Internationalism, 1880-1930 : Making Progress? Hardback


This book explores the development, character, and legacy of the ideology of liberal internationalism in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain.

Liberal internationalism provided a powerful way of theorising and imagining international relations, and it dominated well-informed political discourse at a time when Britain was the most powerful country in the world.

Its proponents focused on securing progress, generating order and enacting justice in international affairs.

Liberal internationalism united a diverse group of intellectuals and public figures, and it left a lasting legacy in the twentieth century.

This book elucidates the roots, trajectory, and diversity of liberal internationalism, focusing in particular on three intellectual languages - international law, philosophy and history - through which it was promulgated.

Finally, it traces the impact of these ideas across the defining moment of the First World War.

The liberal internationalist vision of the late-nineteenth century remained popular well into the twentieth century and forms an important backdrop to the development of the academic study of International Relations in Britain. -- .


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: International relations
  • ISBN: 9780719079092

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