The Transnational Dream: Politicians, Diplomats and Soldiers in the League of Nations' Pursuit of International Disarmament, 1920-1938

TitleThe Transnational Dream: Politicians, Diplomats and Soldiers in the League of Nations' Pursuit of International Disarmament, 1920-1938
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsWebster, Andrew
JournalContemporary European History
Volume14
Issue4
Pagination493-518
Date Published2005
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0960777305002730
Short TitleTransnational Dream
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