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The Roles of Transnational Associations in World Order in the 1919 Paris Peace Settlement: A Comparative Assessment of Proposals and their Influence

Davies, T. R. ORCID: 0000-0003-1047-9628 (2021). The Roles of Transnational Associations in World Order in the 1919 Paris Peace Settlement: A Comparative Assessment of Proposals and their Influence. Contemporary European History,

Abstract

In contrast to previous state-centric accounts, this article sheds new transnational light on the 1919 Paris peace settlement through its investigation of proposals for transnational associations’ roles in the envisaged new world order. The popularity of some of these proposals, and their perceived potential to contribute towards a more democratic, legitimate and peaceful international order, stimulated their consideration during official negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference, and subsequent League of Nations practice was also perceived to have reflected some of the ideas put forward in these proposals. This article provides a typology of these proposals, and it critically evaluates the claims made with respect to their repercussions for democracy, legitimacy and peace. The article further elucidates how, despite their limitations, these proposals helped open up diplomacy to transnational associations both at the Paris Peace Conference and in the League of Nations era.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is to be published in revised form in Contemporary European History at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/contemporary-european-history. This version is published under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND. No commercial re-distribution or re-use allowed. Derivative works cannot be distributed. © the author.
Publisher Keywords: 2103 Historical Studies
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
J Political Science > JX International law
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > International Politics
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2021 15:56
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/25712
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