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The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Helen McCarthy


In the decades following Europe's first total war, millions of British men and women looked to the League of Nations as the symbol and guardian of a new world order based on international co-operation. Founded in 1919 to preserve peace between its member-states, the League inspired a rich, participatory culture of political protest, popular education and civic ritual that found expression in the establishment of voluntary societies in dozens of countries across Europe and beyond. Through the hugely popular League of Nations Union (LNU), this pro-League movement touched Britain in profound ways ... More

Keywords: League of Nations, new world order, international co-operation, member-states, peace, political protest, popular education, civic ritual, voluntary societies, democratic accountability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719086168
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helen McCarthy, author