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Remaking Central Europe Peter Becker (Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, University of Vienna)

Remaking Central Europe By Peter Becker (Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, University of Vienna)

Summary

A pioneering regional approach to the study of international order in Central Europe following the dissolution of the Habsburg Empire, and the subsequent creation of the League of Nations.

Remaking Central Europe Summary

Remaking Central Europe: The League of Nations and the Former Habsburg Lands by Peter Becker (Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, University of Vienna)

Over the last two decades, the new international order of 1919 has grown into an expansive new area of research across multiple disciplines. With the League of Nations at its heart, the interwar settlement's innovations in international organizations, international law, and many other areas shaped the world we know today. This book presents the first study of the relationship between this new international order and the new regional order in Central and Eastern Europe after the collapse of the Habsburg empire. An analysis of the co-implication of these two orders is grounded in four key scholarly interventions: understanding the legacies of empire in international organizations; examining regionalism in the work of interwar international institutions; creating an integrated history of the interwar order in Europe; and testing recent claims of the conceptual connection between nationalism and internationalism. With chapters covering international health, international financial oversight, human trafficking, minority rights, scientific networks, technical expertise, passports, commercial treaties, borders and citizenship, and international policing, this book pioneers a regional approach to international order, and explores the origins of today's global governance in the wake of imperial collapse.

Remaking Central Europe Reviews

This is a fine collection of historical scholarship in which contributions are always original, well-informed, thoughtful, and well worth reading. * Martyn Housden, Austrian History Yearbook *
Remaking Central Europe, in that sense, might seem to be a (thought-provoking) reversion to a Europocentric interpretation of the League (and international law in general). * Omer Aloni, Journal of the History of International Law *
The volume certainly leaves a lot more nuance in our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the League and the ex-Habsburg lands. * Matthew Stibbe, Slavonic and East European Review *
Had the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020/21 not occurred, Remaking Central Europe would have been an important addition to the canon that has reassessed the League of Nations due to its geographical focus. But its publication at the height of the pandemic adds a poignancy to many of these the chapters and lends a relevance to the book that it would otherwise lack ... a valuable source for anyone interested in the Habsburg Monarchy or the League of Nations. * Benjamin J. Whitlock, European Review of History *
Through 16 essays the reader is able to explore the effects of the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy and how the international community was compelled to deal with the fallout, developing new techniques in crisis management and specialized international organizations ... a valuable source for anyone interested in the Habsburg Monarchy or the League of Nations. * Benjamin J. Whitlock, University of Aberdeen, European History Review *

About Peter Becker (Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, University of Vienna)

Peter Becker is Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History at the University of Vienna. Before moving to Vienna, he held a professorship at the European University Institute in Florence, where he started his research on the history of modern state and governance especially of the Habsburg monarchy and on the cultural history of public administration. Natasha Wheatley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. Prior to joining the Princeton faculty, she completed her PhD at Columbia University and was an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.

Table of Contents

Peter Becker and Natasha Wheatley: Introduction: Central Europe and the New International Order of 1919 1: Glenda Sluga: Habsburg Histories of Internationalism Part One: Remaking Actors and Networks 2: Michael Burri: Clemens Pirquet: Early Twentieth-Century Scientific Networks, the Austrian Hunger Crisis, and the Making of the International Food Expert 3: Sara Silverstein: Reinventing International Health in East Central Europe: The League of Nations, State Sovereignty, and Universal Health 4: Katja Naumann: The Polycentric Remaking of International Participation after World War I: (Post-)Imperial Agents from Eastern Europe in and around the League of Nations' Secretariat 5: Nathan Marcus: Austria, the League of Nations, and the Birth of Multilateral Financial Control 6: Zoltan Peterecz: Hungary and the League of Nations: A Forced Marriage 7: Johannes Feichtinger: On the Fraught Internationalism of Intellectuals: Alfons Dopsch, Austria, and the League's Intellectual Cooperation Program Part Two: Remaking Territories and Borders 8: Peter Becker: Remaking Mobility: International Conferences and the Emergence of the Modern Passport System 9: Madeleine Lynch Dungy: International Commerce in the Wake of Empire: Central European Economic Integration between National and Imperial Sovereignty 10: David Petruccelli: Fighting the Scourge of International Crime: The Internationalisation of Policing and Criminal Law in Interwar Europe 11: Martina Steer: Nation, Internationalism, and the Policies against Trafficking in Girls and Women after the Fall of the Habsburg Empire 12: Antal Berkes: The League of Nations and the Optants Disputes of the Hungarian Borderlands: Romania, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia 13: Boerries Kuzmany: Non-Territorial Autonomy in Interwar European Minority Protection and Its Habsburg Legacies 14: Sarah Lemmen: Beyond the League of Nations: Public Debates on International Relations in Czechoslovakia during the Interwar Period Patricia Clavin: An Epilogue to the Making and Unmaking of Central Europe and Global Order

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NPB9780198854685
9780198854685
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Remaking Central Europe: The League of Nations and the Former Habsburg Lands by Peter Becker (Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, University of Vienna)
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Oxford University Press
2020-12-29
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