American membership of the League of Nations: US philanthropy and the transformation of an intergovernmental organisation into a think tank

@article{Tourns2018AmericanMO,
  title={American membership of the League of Nations: US philanthropy and the transformation of an intergovernmental organisation into a think tank},
  author={Ludovic Tourn{\`e}s},
  journal={International Politics},
  year={2018},
  volume={55},
  pages={852-869}
}
  • Ludovic Tournès
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
This article deals with the participation of the Rockefeller Foundation in the technical activities of the League of Nations. It demonstrates that American philanthropy has played a central role in the development of non-political activities, not only financially (through its massive contribution), but also intellectually (as regards the conception of the programmes it supported) and technically (as regards their implementation on the spot). In so doing, the Rockefeller Foundation contributed… 

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