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

Patricia Clavin


This book explains how efforts to support global capitalism became a core objective of the League of Nations. Based on new research drawn together from archives on three continents, it explores how the world's first ever inter-governmental organization sought to understand and shape the powerful forces that influenced the global economy, and the prospects for peace. It traces how the League was drawn into economics and finance by the exigencies of the slump and hyperinflation after the First World War, when it provided essential financial support to Austria, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria and Eston ... More

Keywords: United Nations Organization, International Monetary Fund, League of Nations, Ragnar Nurske, Alexander Loveday, USSR

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199577934
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577934.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Clavin, author
Zeitlyn Fellow and Tutor in History, Jesus College, Oxford; Professor of International History, Faculty of History, University of Oxford