The Story of International Relations, Part One

Cold-Blooded Idealists

  • Jo-Anne Pemberton

Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)

About this book


This book is the first volume in a trilogy that traces the development of the academic subject of International Relations, or what was often referred to in the interwar years as International Studies. This first volume takes on the origins of International Relations, beginning with the League of Nations and the International Studies Conference in Berlin in 1928 and tracing its development through the Paris Peace Conference, the quest for cooperation in the Pacific, the Institute of Pacific Relations and lessons from Copenhagen, Shanghai and Manchuria. This project is an impressive and exhaustive consideration of the evolution of IR and is aptly published in celebration of the discipline's centenary.

Jo-Anne Pemberton is Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Australia.


International Relations International Studies League of Nations IR theory history political history International Studies Conference 1928 Paris Peace Conference Washington Conference 1924 Exclusion Laws Shandong Question Evolution of International Studies Conference The Institute of Pacific Relations 1927-1929 Lessons of Manchuria Copenhagan Shanghai Realism vs Utopianism debate League-based collective security power politics Pacific politics, European politics, American politics doctrine of neutrality

Authors and affiliations

  • Jo-Anne Pemberton
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social SciencesUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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