Dr. Daniel Maul of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Germany

Research interests
Global history of international relief/History of private humanitarian aid. My central research interest is the emergence of global mechanisms of international relief. My aim is to investigate the motives, ideologies and methods of private transnational aid in response to crises and catastrophes during the 20th century. My research is intended to contribute to a history of international humanitarianism and of the emergence of a “transnational civil society”. As much as this projects connects in many ways to questions on the global historical dimensions of contemporary American history, the above research ties in directly with a smaller project under the title “New Deal Liberalism going abroad - The Life of David Morse (1907-1990)”, a biography of the longtime American Director General of the International Labour Organization, heading now towards completion.

International organizations as historical actors. As a direct result of the research I have carried out over the past few years, which has mainly concentrated on the history of the ILO and various aspects of international social policy, I have developed an interest in the dual role of international organizations as forums of and actors in global politics. I am particularly keen to further explore the significance of international organizations as a medium and sounding board for networks of experts and epistemic communities as well as forums for discussions of values and of the moral foundations of the international order (especially in the fields of human rights and modernization discourses), in particular with regard to decolonization and the emergence of a post-colonial system of states.

History of human rights/human rights as history. Closely intertwined with the research interests mentioned above is my take on the 20th century history of international human rights. My particular ambition is to explore human rights discourses within the wider framework of contemporary intellectual and diplomatic history.

Selected publications
Human Rights, Development and Decolonization. The International Labor Organization 1940-1970, Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2012

Menschenrechte, Entwicklung und Dekolonisation – Die Internationale Arbeitsorganisation (IAO) 1940-1970, Klartext Verlag, Essen 2007

Von der Etsch bis an den Belt...? Die Deutsche Rechte und das Südtirolproblem 1919-1933
magi-e, forum historicum, Bd. 8, München 2003, http://www.magi-

Articles and book chapters
International Organizations and the Globalization of Human Rights, in: Stefan-Ludwig Hoffman, Human Rights in the Twentieth Century: A Critical History, New York: Cambridge University Press (in press)

Internationale Organisationen und die Globalisierung der Menschenrechte, in: Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (ed.), Moralpolitik: Geschichte der Menschenrechte im 20. Jahrhundert, Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2010 (in press) .

The Morse years 1948-1970, in: Jasmien van Daele/Marcel van der Linden/Magaly Rodriguez Garcia (Hg.), ILO: Past and Present, Bern (inter alia).: Peter Lang 2010 (in press).

Help them move the ILO way – The International Labour Organization and the Modernization Discourse in the Era of Decolonization and the Cold War, in: Diplomatic History 3.33 (June 2009), 387-404.

Internationale Organisationen als historische Akteure. Die ILO und die Auflösung der
europäischen Kolonialreiche 1940-1970, in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 48 (2008), 21-53.

“A people’s peace in the colonies”: Die International Labour Organization als Teil eines transnationalen Netzwerks zur Reform kolonialer Sozialpolitik 1940-1944, in: Berthold Unfried/Jürgen Mittag/Marcel van der Linden, Transnationale Netzwerke im 20.Jahrhundert. Historische Erkundungen zu Ideen und Praktiken, Individuen und Organisationen (= Proceedings of the International Conference of Labour and Social History 42), Vienna 2008, 215-235.

The International Labour Organization and the Struggle against Forced Labour from 1919 to the Present, in: Labor History, Vol. 48, No. 4, November 2007, 477-500.

Der transnationale Blick. Die Internationale Arbeitsorganisation und die sozialpolitischen Krisen Europas im 20. Jahrhundert, in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 47 (2007), 349-371 (also published as: Friedhelm Boll/Anja Kruke: Der Sozialstaat in der Krise. Deutschland im internationalen Vergleich, Bonn 2008, 349-371)


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