Routledge History of International Organizations: From 1815 to the Present Day

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-08-18
  • Publisher: Routledge
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This is a definitive and comprehensive history of international organizations from their very beginning in 1815 up to the present day.

Table of Contents

1815: British hegemony and the invention of the multilateral conference plus follow-up conference
The concert of Europe and the central commission for the navigation of the Rhine
Emergence and evolution of international organizations
1815: The British postwar institutional strategy and the Concert of Europe
The Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine and burgeoning free trade
Transnational networks of citizens
From the anti-slavery movement in 1815 to the international committee of the red cross of 1863
Citizens organizing transnationally in support of slavery abolition and peace
The International Red Cross made responsible for the Geneva Convention on Wounded Soldiers (1864)
The creation of the hague system
The arbitration movement and the 1899 and 1907 peace conferences in the Hague
Arbitration and international law as normative powers in international relations
The 1899 and 1907 Peace Conferences in The Hague and the Hague system
Public international unions 1865-1914
Institutionalization of conferences and the creation of continental markets in Europe and the Americas
Creation of the International Telegraph Union (1865) and the Universal Postal Union (1874)
Standardization and intellectual property regulated internationally
Regulation of international shipping, railway and road traffic
Public international unions and the creation of continental markets in Europe and the Americas 1860-1910
The International Foundation for the Welfare State 1880-1914
How governments became involved in International labour legislation
International business around the end of the nineteenth century
Rising international emancipation movements of workers and women
International labour conventions (1906) and the foundation for the welfare state
Laying down the path of collective security
The first world war, the League of Nations founded (1919) and the interwar period
The First World War and the creation of the League of Nations (1919)
The major powers and collective security in the interwar period
Laying down the path of common economic endeavours
The International Labour Organization (1919) and the economic and social activities of the League of Nations
The normative workings of the International Labour Organization (1919)
The League of Nations' ongoing economic and social activities
American Hegemony and the Genesis and evolution of the United Nations System
Multilateral cooperation during the Second World War
The United Nations: an improved security organization with economic coordination
The workings of the United Nations system
Collective Security in a Bipolar World 1945-80
Refugees, peacekeeping and Cold War at the United Nations
Regional alliances in the 1940s and 1950s
Peaceful coexistence and nuclear weapons control at the United Nations
Economic Cooperation in a Bipolar World 1945-70
The troubled start of the Bretton Woods institutions IBRD and IMF and the GATT regime
Marshall Aid, Eastern European integration, Western European integration and the workings of the OECD
The weakening of the Bretton Woods system and the emergence of the G7 (1975)
Decolonization, the North-South Divide and Third World experiences with global and regional international organizations 1960-80
Decolonization, anti-apartheid and the consequences of the Vietnam War
The United Nations Developmen
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