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Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Martin Ceadel


Sir Norman Angell, pioneer both of international relations as a distinct discipline and of the theory of globalization, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and one of the 20th century's leading internationalist campaigners on both sides of the Atlantic, lived the great illusion in three senses. First, his ‘life job’, as he came to call it, was founded upon and defined by The Great Illusion, a best-seller whose original version appeared in 1909: it perceptively showed how economic interdependence would prevent great powers profiting from war; yet it made other, less felicitous, claims from whose i ... More

Keywords: Norman Angell, Great Illusion, biography, Nobel Peace Prize, international relations, internationalist, globalization, Labour Party, collective security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199571161
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Ceadel, author
Professor of Politics, University of Oxford, and Fellow of New College, Oxford.
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