Making Sense of the League of Nations Secretariat – Historiographical and Conceptual Reflections on Early International Public Administration

  title={Making Sense of the League of Nations Secretariat – Historiographical and Conceptual Reflections on Early International Public Administration},
  author={Karen Gram-Skjoldager and Haakon A. Ikonomou},
  journal={European History Quarterly},
  pages={420 - 444}
This article reintroduces the League of Nations Secretariat as a fundamentally significant object of historical study. By drawing on key insights from three generations of historiography on the Secretariat, the authors explore how historians can use a Bourdieusian conceptual framework to study this first major international administrative body. Each generation of literature has emphasized one of three professional archetypes – the bureaucrat, the diplomat and the technocrat. Moving beyond these… 

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