Economists and peacebuilding

Authored by: Jurgen Brauer , Raul Caruso

Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding

Print publication date:  January  2013
Online publication date:  February  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415690195
eBook ISBN: 9780203068175
Adobe ISBN: 9781135082130

10.4324/9780203068175.ch11

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Abstract

On 7 June 1919, two days after his 36th birthday, John Maynard Keynes resigned from the United Kingdom's Treasury team at the Paris Peace Conference, who were negotiating what was to become the Treaty of Versailles, signed on 28 June 1919. The details of Keynes' already lofty intellectual stature and of the political environments in Britain, France, and the United States at the time can be gleaned from Robert Skidelsky's, and from numerous other, biographies of the man. 1 Upon his resignation, Keynes penned a small book, published in 1920. Called The Economic Consequences of the Peace, he prefaced it as follows: 2

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