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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


Cereal Killers

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of staple cereal crops and their historical and contemporary effects upon agriculture and civilization. Two thousand years ago, the Romans tried to combat wheat ... 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


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


Theses on Cinema as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter criticizes what the chapter calls the ‘bold thesis’, which is the conjunction of the idea that films can make an original contribution to philosophy, and the idea that this contribution ... 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


‘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


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


The War in North Africa, 1940–43: An Overview of the Role of the Union of South Africa

James Jacobs

in El Alamein and the Struggle for North Africa: International Perspectives from the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165818
eISBN:
9781617971297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165818.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

In comparison to other countries, the South African contribution to the war in North Africa was small, making the country's role to be part of a larger team. But during the most crucial battle of ... More


Crisis in South Africa

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0038
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter considers the Indian problem in South Africa. The hope that Gokhale’s visit to South Africa would be a turning point in the solution of the Indian question proved illusory. The ... 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


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


Self-Portrait as a Landscape: Ausonius and His Herediolum

Oliver Nicholson

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

By the late fourth century, the Roman Empire was replete with ‘conventional Christians’, not necessarily shallow, not necessarily insincere, just not radical. In his old age, the poet Ausonius ... More


For Corporeal: Is it all right to urinate in front of animals?

Vinciane Despret

in What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816692378
eISBN:
9781452954394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the role of the body in analysing the social lives and communications of animals. The author explores extant studies of baboon and wolf communities, and the necessity of ... More


The South African Indian Problem in the 1920s and 1930s

Uma Das Gupta (ed.)

in Friendships of 'Largeness and Freedom': Andrews, Tagore, and Gandhi : An Epistolary Account, 1912-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199481217
eISBN:
9780199091133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481217.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

A revival of satyagraha seemed imminent in South Africa even after five to ten years of the Smuts–Gandhi Agreement of 1914. Gandhi, of course, had forewarned that grievances remained even after the ... More


Of Covenants and Carve-Ups

Susan Pedersen

in The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199570485
eISBN:
9780191773709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570485.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This chapter tracks the emergence of the mandates ideal as an Anglo-American project aimed at reconciling the imperial powers' annexationist desires and pressures for self-determination building up ... More


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