Disarmament, neutrality and colonialism: Conflicting priorities in the Netherlands, 1921-1931
Florence, European University Institute, 2008 , EUI PhD theses, Department of History and Civilization
BRAAT, Eleni, Disarmament, neutrality and colonialism: Conflicting priorities in the Netherlands, 1921-1931, Florence, European University Institute, 2008 , EUI PhD theses, Department of History and Civilization - http://hdl.handle.net/1814/10396
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The decade after World War I saw the daring creation of the League of Nations: West European security had to be preserved through cooperation in transnational networks instead of through traditional multilateral expedients, and a new generation of diplomats had to enhance open diplomacy, push away the international, aristocratic elite, and democratize politics. Peace movements appeared on the international stage, and blew a fierce ideological wind over Europe. This hopeful change experienced its halcyon days around 1925-1928, when Europe as well as the Pacific encountered a true détente. This thesis deals with these changes in international security matters, incited by World War I and the subsequent creation of the League of Nations, and their consequences for Dutch foreign policy.
Defense date: 24/11/2008; Examining Board: Prof. Heinz-Gerhard Haupt (European University Institute) - supervisor Prof. Georges Dertilis (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) Prof. Kiran Patel (European University Institute) Prof. Henk te Velde (Universiteit Leiden)
Cadmus permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/10396
Series/Number: EUI PhD theses; Department of History and Civilization
LC Subject Heading: Netherlands -- History -- 20th century; Neutrality -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century; International relations -- History -- 20th century; Disarmament -- History -- 20th century; Netherlands -- Politics and government -- 20th century
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