Description - The League of Nations by Ruth Henig
90 years ago the League of Nations convened for the first time hoping to settle disputes by diplomacy not war. This book looks at how the League was shaped and the multi-faceted body which emerged, and how it was used in ensuing years to counter territorial ambitions and restrict armaments, as well as its role in human rights and refugee issues. The failure of the League to prevent the Second World War would lead to its dissolution and the subsequent creation of the United Nations. Can the UN's fate be ascertained by reading the history of its predecessor?
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(198mm x 128mm x 23mm)
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Author Biography - Ruth Henig
Dr Ruth Henig CBE is an academic historian and Labour Party politician. She was awarded a PhD in history from Lancaster University in 1978. In April 2006 she was one of six people to receive the first Honorary Fellowships of Lancaster University. She has written three Lancaster Pamphlets and her other books include (with Chris Culpin and Eric Evans) Modern Europe 1870-1945 (1997), and (with Simon Henig) Women and Political Power: Europe Since 1945 (2000). Professor Alan Sharp is Provost of the Coleraine Campus at the University of Ulster. He joined the History Department at Ulster in 1971 and has been successively Professor of International Studies, a post in which he helped to set up degrees in International Studies and, later, International Politics and Head of the School of History and International Affairs. His major publications include The Versailles Settlement: Peacemaking in Paris, 1919 (1991) amongst others.