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Frontier philosopher: Jan Christian Smuts

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The first part of this chapter discusses the imperial and intellectual career of Jan Christian Smuts, the long-serving prime minister of South Africa, looking particularly at his connections to, and ... More


Empire’s Handyman: Jan Smuts and the Politics of International Holism

Jeanne Morefield

in Empires Without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199387328
eISBN:
9780199345397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387328.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter Five focuses on the World War I-era writings of South African Prime Minister, white supremacist, and League of Nations proponent Jan Smuts. It examines Smuts’s immensely influential program ... More


“Because we are white men”: Erskine Childers, Jan Christian Smuts, and the Irish Quest for Self-Government, 1899–1922

Bruce Nelson

in Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153124
eISBN:
9781400842230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153124.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Irish nationalism in the context of the British Empire and its rapid expansion in the second half of the nineteenth century. It focuses on Erskine Childers who participated in ... More


Heraclitus on the Highveld: The Universalism (Ancient and Modern) of T. J. Haarhoff

Grant Parker

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The varied career of T. J. (Theo) Haarhoff gives unusual insights into South Africa of the first half of the twentieth century: no mere classicist, he was also an Afrikaans poet and a public ... More


Trusteeship as an Institution of International Society

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Starts by pointing out that if the Berlin and Brussels Acts and the experience of the Congo Free State (as discussed in the last chapter) are understood as representing the internationalization of ... More


The Counterrevolutionary Moment: Preserving Racial Hierarchy in the League of Nations

Adom Getachew

in Worldmaking after Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179155
eISBN:
9780691184340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179155.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the institutionalization of empire as unequal integration in the League of Nations. Recasting the Wilsonian moment as a counterrevolutionary episode, it argues that Woodrow ... More


The Struggle for Control

Erik Goldstein

in Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215844
eISBN:
9780191678226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215844.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the struggle for control in Great Britain's preparation for the 1919 peace conference. Foreign Office Under-Secretary Charles Hardinge had developed a carefully laid plan for ... More


‘Much More than an Organization to Prevent War’: Beyond the Guarantee of Peace, 1917–1918

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The league idea developed in several new directions in 1917–18. Some close to Lloyd George, like Philip Kerr and Maurice Hankey, envisaged an active organization with a powerful secretariat which ... More


Society and Economy in Global Partnership, 1935–1938

Patricia Clavin

in Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199577934
eISBN:
9780191744211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577934.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Economic History

Within the League the creative foment around national planning and welfare triggered by the Great Depression, the emergent debate about the structure of the League, and the crisis in global security ... More


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