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`To Relate Knowledge and Action': the Impact of the Rockefeller Foundation on Foreign Policy Thinking during America's Rise to Globalism 1939–1945

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The Rockefeller Foundation played a key role inthe shift from `isolationism' to globalism inUS foreign policy between 1939 and 1945. TheFoundation utilised its considerable financialresources in a conscious and systematic attemptto assist official policymakers and academicsto build a new globalist consensus within thestate and public opinion. The article testsfour theoretical models that have been used todescribe Rockefeller initiatives. It concludesthat a Gramscian analysis provides the mosthelpful way of understanding the Foundation'srole in American foreign affairs.

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Parmar, I. `To Relate Knowledge and Action': the Impact of the Rockefeller Foundation on Foreign Policy Thinking during America's Rise to Globalism 1939–1945. Minerva 40, 235–263 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1019572526066

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Keywords

  • Theoretical Model
  • Public Opinion
  • Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Affair
  • Rockefeller Foundation