Revival: Democracy and Diplomacy (1915): A Plea for Popular Control of Foreign Policy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Revival: Democracy and Diplomacy (1915)

A Plea for Popular Control of Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

By Ponsonby, Arthur


218 pages

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This book is only a preliminary study of the question of democratic control, which is now being eagerly discussed in all parts of the country. The aim of the publication of this volume is to lead those in authority, who can exercise far more influence than the author of this book, to give this problem the serious consideration to which it is entitled.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The problem 2. Some opinions 3. Desirability of democratic control 4. Practicability of democratic control 5. The present system 6. The foreign service 7. Parliamentary reforms 8. A Foreign affairs Committee Chapter 9. Treaty Obligations Chapter 10. The responsibility of Democracy Summary. Appendix. Index

About the Author

Arthur Augustus William Harry Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede (16 February 1871 – 23 March 1946) was a British politician, writer, and social activist. He was the third son of Sir Henry Ponsonby, Private Secretary to Queen Victoria, and the great-grandson of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough. Frederick Edward Grey Ponsonby, 1st Baron Sysonby, was his elder brother.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy