Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context

Networking the International System

Global Histories of International Organizations

Editors: Herren, Madeleine (Ed.)

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  • Interference between Eurocentrism and global governance cover a blind spot in scholarly research
  • Non-Western international organizations cover an academic void
  • Historical reactions of international organizations to crises and war help us to understand their peacekeeping functions in the 21st century
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The book critically investigates the local impact of international organizations beyond a Western rationale and aims to overcome Eurocentric patterns of analysis. Considering Asian and Western examples, the contributions originate from different disciplines and study areas and discuss a global approach, which has been a blind spot in scholarly research on international organizations until now. Using the 1930s as a historical reference, the contributions question role of international organizations during conflicts, war and crises, gaining insights into their function as peacekeeping forces in the 21st century. While chapter one discusses the historicity of international organizations and the availability of sources, the second chapter deliberates on Eurocentrism and science policy, considering the converging of newly created epistemic communities and old diplomatic elites. Chapter 3 sheds light on international organizations as platforms, expanding the field of research from the diversity of organizations to the patterns of global governance. The final chapter turns to the question of how international organizations invented and introduced new fields of action, pointing to the antithetic role of standardization, the preservation of cultural heritage and the difficulties in reaching a non-Western approach.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Towards a Global History of International Organization

    Herren, Madeleine

    Pages 1-12

  • From the League of Nations to the United Nations: The Continuing Preservation and Development of the Geneva Archives

    Habermann-Box, Sigrun

    Pages 15-30

  • Matsuoka Yosuke’s Miscalculation at Geneva: A Possible Reconsideration Using JACAR Data

    Hirano, Kenichiro

    Pages 31-40

  • On the Concept of International Organization: Centralization, Hegemonism, and Constitutionalism

    Mogami, Toshiki

    Pages 43-52

  • Activities and Discourses on International Cultural Relations in Modern Japan: The Making of KBS (Kokusai Bunka Shinko Kai), 1934–1953

    Shibasaki, Atsushi

    Pages 53-72

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eBook $89.00
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Softcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networking the International System
Book Subtitle
Global Histories of International Organizations
Editors
  • Madeleine Herren
Series Title
Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04211-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04211-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-04210-7
Series ISSN
2191-656X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 205
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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