The International Thought of Alfred Zimmern

Classicism, Zionism and the Shadow of Commonwealth

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Publisher Description

This book is a comprehensive examination into the shifting international thought of Alfred Zimmern, a Grecophile intellectual, one of the most prominent liberal internationalists and the world’s first professor of IR. Identifying the writings of Burke and cultural Zionism as two important ideological sources that defined his project for empire and global order, this book argues that Zimmern can best be understood as an apostle of Commonwealth. It shows that while his proposals changed from cosmopolitan democracy to Euro-Atlanticism and to world federal government, they were constantly shaped by the organizing principles of a professedly universal British Commonwealth. It was the empire transhistorically chained to classical Athens.

Tomohito Baji is Associate Professor in the History of Political and Social Thought at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan.

GENRE
Politics & Current Affairs
RELEASED
2021
11 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
245
Pages
PUBLISHER
Springer International Publishing
SIZE
1.8
MB

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