Eine neue Ordnung der Welt
Föderative Friedenstheorien im deutschsprachigen Raum zwischen 1892 und 1932
1. Edition 2009
Bert Riehle examines 60 German-speaking authors who developed "federalist peace theories" between 1892 and 1932 – theories that seek to achieve international peace through the creation of a federation of states. These include theories on the League of Nations and precursory conceptions of the European Union. The theories can be grouped into five categories: pacifism, nationalism, imperialism, continentalism and socialism. A preliminary outline is followed by a detailed, systematic cross-comparison of the concepts. The author also classifies them into the different fundamental schools of thought in International Relations (especially Realism, Idealism and Institutionalism).
The book is not only a contribution to historical peace research, but also European historical research, German history of ideas, the history of International Relations theory, and historical comparative studies.