Pioneers in International Administration: A Prosopography of the Directors of the League of Nations Secretariat

@article{Kahlert2019PioneersII,
  title={Pioneers in International Administration: A Prosopography of the Directors of the League of Nations Secretariat},
  author={Torsten Kahlert},
  journal={New Global Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={13},
  pages={190 - 227}
}
  • T. Kahlert
  • Published 27 August 2019
  • Sociology
  • New Global Studies
Abstract This article investigates interwar internationalism from the perspective of the highest personnel of the first large-scale international administration, the League of Nations Secretariat. It applies a prosopographical approach in order to map out the development of the composition of the group of the section directors of the Secretariat over time in terms of its social and cultural characteristics and career trajectories. The analysis of gender, age, nationality, as well as educational… 
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