Neutrality in Twentieth-Century Europe: Intersections of Science, Culture, and Politics after the First World War

ISBN: 
9780203116791
Date published: 
June 2012
e-book
Price: 
£80.00

Time and again scientists and other intellectuals have claimed their endeavors to be neutral, elevated above the world of partisan conflict and power politics. This volume studies the resonances between neutrality in science and culture and neutrality in politics. By analyzing the activities of scientists, intellectuals, and politicians (sometimes overlapping categories) of mostly neutral nations in the First World War and after, it traces how an ideology of neutralism was developed that soon was embraced by international organizations.