Imagining “World Peace”: The Antinuclear Bomb Movement in Postwar Japan as a Transnational Movement

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


The end of World War II witnessed the emergence of a new public arena for imagining a “world society” in which nation-states would cooperate to achieve peace around the globe. This represented a dramatic change from the previous world regime in which major nation-states engaged in intense competition on multiple war fronts and through expansive imperial projects. But this call for “world peace”—a renewed political imaginary after the failed attempt of the League of Nations and the Kellogg–Briand Pact—was not simply empty political rhetoric or a naive utopia. Its (re-)creation resulted in vigorous debate that yielded various transnational political institutions and forms of transnational activism in the aftermath of the war.


Social Movement Atomic Bomb Transnational Activism Nuclear Bomb Hydrogen Bomb 
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