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Publication of the papers of ITH's conferences 2007

Transnational Networks in the 20th Century
Ideas and Practices, Individuals and Organisations
Edited by Berthold Unfried, Jürgen Mittag and Marcel van der Linden (with assistance of Eva Himmelstoss)
ITH Conference Proceedings, vol. 42
(43. Linz Conference: Transnational Networks of Labour, 13.-16. September 2007, and international scientific conference: Transnational Networks. Contributions to the History of 'Globalisation', Vienna 16.-18. November 2007)
Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsanstalt 2008
332 pages. ISBN 978-3-931982-57-2


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Entanglements. Transnational Networks in the 20th Century
The concept of a spacio-territorially bounded nation state is undergoing a deep and fundamental shift. Whilst borders are becoming increasingly porous, interdependence is playing an increasingly important role. Of central significance in this context are networks, which are considered to be the driving forces behind the transnational transfer of ideas, the formation of opinions and lifestyles, while at the same time establishing structures of power and influence.
Networks are organised in different forms – ranging from informal contacts to formalized co-operative frameworks. The articles within this volume seek to illuminate the fundamental relevance of networks and processes of transnational interaction for history and show concrete examples. In addition to the labour movement, particular attention is paid to knowledge ("epistemic"), protest, normative and networks of the global political economy.

Contents

1. Introduction

Transnationale Netzwerke – Annäherungen an ein Medium des Transfers und der Machtausübung
Jürgen Mittag/Berthold Unfried


2. Notions and concepts

International – transnational: Forschungsfelder und Forschungsperspektiven
Susan Zimmermann

Netzwerke und Geschichte: Netzwerktheorien und Geschichtswissenschaften
Christoph Boyer

Geschichtswissenschaft und Netzwerkanalyse: Potenziale und Beispiele
Wolfgang Neurath/Lothar Krempel

Transnational, Transregional, Transcultural: Social History and Labor Migrants' Networks in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Dirk Hoerder

Netzwerke und Arbeitsmärkte: Annäherungen an ein Problem transterritorialer Arbeitsgeschichte
Ravi Ahuja


3. Hegemonic and normative networks

Transnational Networks of Capital and Class Strategies in the Global Political Economy
Kees van der Pijl

Normativists in Boots in the US Military
Ariel Colonomos

Die Transnationalisierung globaler Heilsgüter am Beispiel der Pfingstbewegung
Sebastian Schüler


4. Epistemic and policy-networks

Networks as drivers of innovation and European scientific integration: The role of the Ford Foundation in the late Sixties and early Seventies
Giuliana Gemelli

Global Population Policy: Emergence, Function and Development of a Network
Maria Mesner

Die Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung als internationales Netzwerk
Patrik von zur Mühlen

"A people's peace in the colonies": Die International Labour Organization als Teil eines transnationalen Netzwerkes zur Reform kolonialer Sozialpolitik 1940-1944
Daniel Maul

Im Schatten von Hayek und Friedman: Die Vielflieger im Kreise der Mont Pèlerin Society. Quantitative Analyse als Explorationsinstrument der historisch-sozialen Netzwerkforschung
Dieter Plehwe


5. Political networks of Labour

Knowledge Transfer: Intellectuals' Networks and the Transmission of Socialist Theory in the Southeast European Periphery
Augusta Dimou

Die Spartakusgruppe als Teil des Netzwerkes der Zimmerwalder Antikriegsbewegung 1915-1918
Ottokar Luban

The Jewish Labor Committee: An American Network of Transatlantic Solidarity during the Nazi Years
Catherine Collomp/Bruno Groppo


6. Summaries


7. Authors and editors