Security studies, as an American field of inquiry, has deeper historical roots than commonly accepted. Contrary to established narratives, it was the unravelling of the international order in the 1930s that compelled a collection of internationalist institutions and individuals to reconsider their approaches to world affairs. A leading figure was Edward Mead Earle who bound together a variety of n... read moreew and traditional disciplines to create an entirely new field focused on the problem of security with the goal of establishing a new grand strategy for the United States. In this campaign, Earle had considerable support from various sectors. Critically important was the continuing support of major foundations, specifically the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Collectively, these efforts had significant impacts on the evolution of security studies and are still felt today. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Global Society on 27 January 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13600826.2013.848186.
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David Ekbladh (2014) The Interwar Foundations of Security Studies: Edward Mead Earle, the Carnegie Corporation and the Depression-Era Origins of a Field, Global Society, 28:1, 40-53, DOI: 10.1080/13600826.2013.848186.