Internationalism, Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World

The Pasts of the Present

  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • José Pedro Monteiro

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series book series (PMSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, José Pedro Monteiro
    Pages 1-29
  3. Internationalism(s) in an Imperial World: the Interwar Years

  4. Imperialism(s) and International Institutions: the Aftermath of World War II

  5. Imperial Resiliencies in the Post-colonial World Order

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-365

About this book


This volume offers innovative insights into and approaches to the multiple historical intersections between distinct modalities of internationalism and imperialism during the twentieth century, across a range of contexts. Bringing together scholars from diverse theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds, the book explores an array of fundamental actors, institutions and processes that have decisively shaped contemporary history and the present. Among other crucial topics, it considers the expansion in the number and scope of activities of international organizations and its impact on formal and informal imperial polities, as well as the propagation of developmentalist ethos and discourses, relating them to major historical processes such as the growing institutionalization of international scrutiny in the interwar years or, later, the emerging global Cold War.


Historiography Twentieth century Interwar years Postwar years International organizations Humanitarian aid Global population American developmentalism International development World Health Organization World Labor Organization Cold War

Editors and affiliations

  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
    • 1
  • José Pedro Monteiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Social StudiesUniversity of Coimbra Center for Social StudiesCoimbraPortugal
  2. 2.Center for Social StudiesUniversity of Coimbra Center for Social StudiesCoimbraPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60692-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60693-4
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