Smuts, the United Nations and the Rhetoric of Race and Rights

@article{Dubow2008SmutsTU,
  title={Smuts, the United Nations and the Rhetoric of Race and Rights},
  author={Saul Dubow},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={45 - 74}
}
  • S. Dubow
  • Published 2008
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
For almost half a century apartheid South Africa attracted more attention from the United Nations than perhaps any other problem. It served as a key reference point for international developments in human rights and helped to legitimize the United Nations' aspirations to represent the higher ideals and conscience of the world. Throughout the Cold War, and beyond, the iniquity of apartheid was one of the moral and political issues that countries, large and small, aligned and non-aligned, could… Expand
‘We the People of the United Nations’: The UN and the Global Campaigns Against Apartheid
This chapter analyses the relationship between the United Nations and the global mobilisation against apartheid. It suggests that we should move the perspective from the power hierarchies toExpand
Despairing at ‘A World Made New’? South Africa Encounters the Post-war Human Rights Idea
  • R. Burke
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
  • 2019
ABSTRACT This article surveys the efforts of the South African state to respond to the reconfigured world that emerged after 1945. Focussed on those years around the adoption of the 1948 UniversalExpand
An Acutely Embarrassing Affair: Whitehall and the Indian-South African Dispute at the United Nations (1946)
ABSTRACT Before the Second World War it was a cardinal Commonwealth principle that intra-imperial disputes must be kept away from international fora. Yet in 1946 the not-yet-independent IndiaExpand
Humanitarianism and Human Rights in Global Anti-Apartheid
This chapter examines two concepts that played a significant role in shaping an ideological framework for anti-apartheid that fostered global solidarity with the aims and agendas of South AfricanExpand
AFRICAN LOYALISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS: THE ROYAL TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 1947*
ABSTRACT This article explores the late flowering of ‘black loyalism’ during the visit of the British royal family to Southern Africa in the summer of 1947. Whereas most accounts of post-war AfricanExpand
Human Rights and Anti-Colonialism
The 1940s saw dramatic social change within South Africa, not least in increasing black urbanisation, a phenomenon that would have a direct impact upon the development of a more activist and radicalExpand
Contextualising Apartheid at the End of Empire: Repression, ‘Development’ and the Bantustans
  • Laura Evans
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
  • 2019
ABSTRACT This article examines the global dynamics of late colonialism and how these informed South African apartheid. More specifically, it locates the programmes of mass relocation and bantustanExpand
Socialism, Social Rights, and Human Rights: The Case of East Germany
Over the course of the Cold War and beyond, Western commentators tirelessly criticized the Soviet Union and its satellite states for ignoring and/or violating human rights in their nationalExpand
Jan Christian Smuts (1870–1950) in Context: An Answer to Mazower and Morefield
Abstract This article engages with the recent scholarship of Mark Mazower and Jeanne Morefield regarding the South African and Commonwealth statesman Jan Christian Smuts (1870–1950), and inExpand
‘Segregation has fallen on evil days’: Smuts' South Africa, global war, and transnational politics, 1939–46
South African state policy in the 1940s moved in significantly new political directions that were not simply the prelude to apartheid. This shift, under the leadership of Jan Smuts, towards aExpand
...
1
2
3
4
...

References

SHOWING 1-7 OF 7 REFERENCES
76. was born in Cape Town and educated at the Universities of Cape Town and Oxford. He is Professor of History at the University of Sussex
  • 1989
A New Deal for the World
Indian criticism of South Africa at the United Nations is covered by, for example, Bridglal Pachai, The International Aspects of the South African Indian Question
  • 1971
A World Made New, op. cit
    He has ongoing interests in the intellectual and institutional aspects of race and science in modern South Africa and is currently exploring South Africa in a transnational context
    • Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa
    Tiptoeing along the