The Emergence of Globalism

by Or Rosenboim

The rise of nationalist politicians in the United States and Europe has put the idea of 'globalism' at the forefront of contemporary political debate, but the term's meaning is not always easy to fathom. In her new book, The Emergence of Globalism, Or Rosenboim explores how public intellectuals in the 1940s developed new visions of global order and helped lay the intellectual foundations for the post-war world. Imperial decline, rapid technological change and the desire for democratic renewal fuelled a wide-ranging interest in models of political integration. Studying mid-century thinkers such as Lionel Curtis, Owen Lattimore and Barbara Wootton sheds new light on how we might use 'globalism' as a political category to analyse the present.