The chapter explores the ways in which the Union of International Associations tried to carve out its distinct, allegedly non-political, role in the postwar world. On the one hand, the Union emphasized its ‘technical’ and supporting role, which came to the fore in studies on the history and present-day practice of international meetings, while on the other hand, behind the scenes, its board members and staff were campaigning for subsidies, and striking deals with governments and private institutions.
|Title of host publication||International Organizations and Global Civil Society|
|Subtitle of host publication||Histories of the Union of International Associations|
|Editors||Daniel Laqua, Wouter Van Acker, Christophe Verbruggen|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Apr 2019|