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Author Porter, Louis Howard, author.

Title Reds in blue : UNESCO, world governance, and the Soviet internationalist imagination / Louis Howard Porter
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: Really-existing world governance and Soviet socialism -- Part 1. Converging Internationalisms. Dual power in world governance: The USSR out of UNESCO, 1945-1953 -- The key to the whole system: The USSR in UNESCO, 1954-1959 -- Strange bedfellows: The USSR and UNESCO in a changing world, 1960-1967 -- Part 2. Everyday World Governance. "No Neutral Men": Soviet international civil servants and life in the Soviet colony in Paris -- Working for the world: Soviet international civil servants in the UNESCO Secretariat -- Gathering for one world: Soviet participation in UNESCO's international public sphere -- Reading a better world: Soviet participation in UNESCO's reading public -- Conclusion: A university in the air
Summary "This book examines Soviet participation in UNESCO from when the country joined the UN agency in 1954 until the eve of d├ętente in 1967, providing the first analysis of the Soviet reception of the idea of world governance through noncommunist international organizations. Situating the USSR's involvement in UNESCO in longer Soviet and Russian internationalist traditions, it tells the story of how the country went from boycotting UNESCO under Josef Stalin to embracing the organization in the years after his death"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 30, 2023)
Subject Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Unesco -- Soviet Union
Diplomatic relations.
Politics & government.
Politics and Government.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations.
Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2023032630
ISBN 9780197656334
Other Titles UNESCO, world governance, and the Soviet internationalist imagination
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, world governance, and the Soviet internationalist imagination