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International organizations and global civil society: histories of the Union of International Associations

International organizations and global civil society: histories of the Union of International Associations

Acker, Wouter Van, editor; Laqua, Daniel, editor; Verbruggen, Christophe, editor

The Union of International Associations (UIA) was founded in 1910, aiming to coordinate the relations and interests of international organisations across the world. Its long history makes it a prism through which to study the field of international organisations and its dynamics. Bringing together experts from fields including history, political science and international relations, architecture, historical sociology, digital humanities and information studies, this book covers both the UIA's early years and its more recent past. Key issues explored include the UIA's importance for the field of scientific internationalism, the relations between the UIA and other international organisations, and the changing position of the UIA when facing geopolitical challenges such as totalitarianism, the World Wars and the Cold War

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Daniel Laqua, Wouter Van Acker, Christophe Verbruggen
ISBN: 1350055638, 9781350055636
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: International agencies History.; General.; Union of International Associations History.


  1. Introduction
  2. Reconstructing the Identities of an International Non-Governmental Intelligence Agency, Daniel Laqua (Northumbria University, UK), Wouter Van Acker (UniversitÚ Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) and Christophe Verbruggen (Ghent University, Belgium)
  3. Part A
  4. The Development of the UIA
  5. 1. Creating the UIA
  6. Henri La Fontaine, Cyrille Van Overbergh and Paul Otlet W. Boyd Rayward (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and University of New South Wales, Australia) 2. The UIA and the Patronage of Internationalism
  7. From the Belle â•”poque to the Second World War, Christophe Verbruggen (Ghent University, Belgium) 3. Educating Internationalists
  8. The Context, Role and Legacies of the UIA's `International University', Daniel Laqua (Northumbria University, UK) 4. Carving Out a New Role
  9. The UIA after the Second World War, Nico Randeraad (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) and Philip Post (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
  10. Part B
  11. The UIA in a World of International Organizations
  12. 5. Building a `New International Order'
  13. International Women's Organizations and the UIA, Sarah Hellawell (Sunderland University, UK) 6. Legitimizing the Transnational Associative Expert
  14. The Union Internationale des Villes and the UIA, Wouter Van Acker (UniversitÚ Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) 7. Historians and International Organizations
  15. The International Committee of Historical Sciences, Matthias Middell (Leipzig University, Germany) and Katja Naumann (Leipzig University, Germany)
  16. Part C
  17. Exploring the UIA's Publications and Data
  18. 8. The UIA and the Development of International Relations Theory, Thomas Davies (City University of London, UK) 9. Everything One Wants to Know about International Organizations? A Critical Biography of the Yearbook of International Organizations, 1909- 2017, Pierre-Yves Saunier (UniversitÚ Laval, Canada) 10. Looking for Information on International Secretariats
  19. Digging Deeper into the Yearbook of International Organizations, Bob Reinalda (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands) 11. Mapping Internationalism
  20. Congresses and Organizations in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Martin Grandjean (UniversitÚ de Lausanne, Switzerland) and Marco H. D. van Leeuwen (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Epilogue: the UIA in the Twenty-First Century, Nancy Carfrae (UIA) Bibliography Index