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Acting Like a State: Non-European Membership of International Organizations in the Nineteenth Century

Ravndal, Ellen Jenny


From their establishment in the nineteenth century, international (intergovernmental) organisations (IOs) have been intimately linked to both international and domestic aspects of state making. This chapter examines non-European IO membership in the nineteenth century and argues that joining an IO could strengthen a state’s claim to statehood in two ways. First, IOs provided an arena of international politics where non-European states could participate on the basis of formal sovereign equality...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: De-Centering State Making: Comparative and International Perspectives


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