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Leonard Woolf, the League of Nations and peace between the wars

Wilson, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-1018-4494 (2015) Leonard Woolf, the League of Nations and peace between the wars. Political Quarterly, 86 (4). pp. 532-539. ISSN 0032-3179

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1467-923X.12192


Co-founding The Political Quarterly was one among many of Leonard Woolf's achievements during a long career as a progressive political thinker and publicist, particularly in the field of international affairs. To mark the centenary of the publication of International Government, his most innovative and influential work on the subject, this article seeks to assess Woolf's contribution. It examines the Fabian background to Woolf's work, his support for and approach to the League of Nations and his commitment to collective security as an approach to peace. Through a broader understanding of the League it argues that certain failings in the area of collective security, however profound, should not be permitted to blight an otherwise impressive intellectual legacy.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 17:37
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2024 06:33

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