The World Since 1945

A History of International Relations

Author: Wayne C. McWilliams,Harry Piotrowski

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781626370746

Category: History

Page: 620

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New emphasis on the impacts of globalization, events in the Middle East, and political and economic changes in East Asia - as well as new information and maps throughout - are among the features of this thoroughly revised edition. The text traces the political, economic, and ideological patterns that have evolved in the global arena from the end of World War II to the present, providing the background needed for a solid understanding of contemporary international relations.
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The World Since 1945

A History of International Relations

Author: Wayne C. McWilliams,Harry Piotrowski

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588266620

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 4756

This book seeks to trace the major political, economic, and ideological patterns that have evolved in the global arena from the end of World War II. This book aims to provide the background that students may need in order to understand contemporary international relations. It covers issues such as China's role in the world economy, and the unchecked nuclear arms race.
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The World Since 1945

A History of International Relations

Author: Wayne C. McWilliams,Harry Piotrowski

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub

ISBN: 9781588263476

Category: History

Page: 618

View: 9314

The World Since 1945 traces the major political, economic, and ideological patterns that have evolved in the global arena from the end of World War II to the present day.The sixth edition of this widely acclaimed textbook'thoroughly updated throughout'continues to provide not only the background that students need in order to understand current international relations, but also new material on politics around the world. Among the current topics covered in this edition are the expansion of the European Union, the impasse in Palestinian-Israeli relations, the rightward movement in Russian politics, and the impact of the expanding Chinese economy on trade relations, military power, and the environment. A new chapter is devoted to the global consequences of the September 11 terrorist attacks.Beautifully written and student friendly, The World Since 1945 has made its place as the text of choice in scores of world history and introductory IR courses.Wayne C. McWilliams and Harry Piotrowski are emeritus professors in the Department of History at Towson University.Contents: Introduction. The Origins of the Cold War. The End of World War II and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. The Cold War Institutionalized. The Cold War in Asia: A Change of Venue. Confrontation and Coexistence. Nationalism and the End of Colonialism. Decolonization in Asia. Decolonization in Africa. The Middle East: The Arab-Israeli Conflict. The Shifting Sands of Global Power. The Communist World After Stalin. The War in Indochina. Detente and the End of Bipolarity. The Third World. Problems of Economic Development in the Third World. Africa. Latin America. The People's Republic of China and Taiwan. The Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Transition to a New Era. Japan, Korea, and East Asian Economic Development. The Globalization of the Economy. The Soviet Union: From Perestroika to the Retreat from Empire. The Nuclear Arms Race. September 11 and Its Consequences. Epilogue: The End of the Post?World War II Era.
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International Relations Since 1945

Author: John W. Young,John Kent

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693064

Category: History

Page: 659

View: 9459

International Relations since 1945 offers undergraduate students a comprehensive and accessible introduction to global political history since World War II. The new edition is comprehensively updated to cover the period between 2001 and 2012. Discussing the World Trade Center attacks and concluding with the run up to the 2012 US presidential elections, a new final section outlines broad developments including the changing world order and the global financial crises. Three new chapters look at terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers including China.Student learning is supported by a range of helpful learning features including biographies of key figures and chronologies of events.New to this edition A new final section covering the period between 2001 and 2012 outlines broad developments including changes in the international order and financial crises.Three new chapters add material on terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers.
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The World Since 1945

An International History

Author: P. M. H. Bell,Mark Gilbert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472534425

Category: History

Page: 584

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A masterly synthesis of the history of the contemporary world, The World Since 1945 offers the ideal introduction to the events of the period between the end of the Second World War and the present day. P. M. H. Bell and Mark Gilbert balance a clear narrative with in-depth analysis to guide the reader through the aftermath of the Second World War, the Cold War, decolonization, Détente and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, up to the on-going ethnic strife and political instability of the 21st century. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to fully reflect developments in the history and historiography of the post-war world, and features five new chapters on the post-Cold War world, covering topics including: - The rise and fall of American hegemony - The decline of Europe - The rise of Asia - Political Islam as a global force - The role of human rights The World Since 1945 challenges us to better understand what happened and why in the post-war period and shows the ways in which the past continues to exercise a profound influence on the present. It is essential reading for any student of contemporary history.
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The World Since 1945

Author: T. Vadney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937793

Category: History

Page: 608

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THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF GLOBAL CHANGE FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT DAY The world since 1945 has witnessed fundamental changes, notably the increasing influence of the West - particularly the USA - in a variety of spheres, the emergence and collapse of the USSR, the end of colonial empire in Asia and Africa and the escalation of wars and other conflicts in the Third World. In this incisive survey T. E. Vadney examines the key events without ever neglecting the underlying trends. He explores therapid changes in the Middle East, the end of apartheid in South Africa and the aims of American foreign policy. He concludes with a new epilogue in which he examines the direction of post-1945 history as the world enters the twenty-first century.
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International Relations since 1945

East, West, North, South

Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418029

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 6597

Introducing the key events and developments in international relations, this authoritative and engaging book provides students with a clear understanding of the contemporary issues in international politics. Putting the foundations and contexts of International Relations at your fingertips, this Eighth Edition: Provides an account of the world as it has evolved up to 1945 Extended coverage of topics including population, gender and the environment Includes expanded material on the theory of international relations Includes new learning resources, including an ‘alternative perspectives’ box in each chapter Supports research with fully updated and annotated further reading lists Praised for its detail and tone, International Relations since 1945 is ideal for providing undergraduates with a historical background as they approach international relations.
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One World Divisible

A Global History Since 1945

Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321081

Category: History

Page: 861

View: 8331

Documents the last fifty years of history as a period of increasing interconnection and fragmentation through such political events as the Cold War, the Chinese revolution, Vietnam, the fall of the Soviet Union, and digital development. Reprint. 12,000 first printing.
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Explaining International Relations Since 1945

Author: Ngaire Woods

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198741961

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

View: 7025

This book is intended for students and scholars of international relations, diplomacy, strategic studies, international history; journalists working in these areas.
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Postwar

A History of Europe Since 1945

Author: Tony Judt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440624766

Category: History

Page: 960

View: 2908

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement. Postwar is the first modern history that covers all of Europe, both east and west, drawing on research in six languages to sweep readers through thirty-four nations and sixty years of political and cultural change-all in one integrated, enthralling narrative. Both intellectually ambitious and compelling to read, thrilling in its scope and delightful in its small details, Postwar is a rare joy.
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A Constructed Peace

The Making of the European Settlement, 1945-1963

Author: Marc Trachtenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691002736

Category: Political Science

Page: 424

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People still think of the Cold War as a simple two-sided conflict, a kind of gigantic arm wrestle on a global scale," writes Marc Trachtenberg, "but this view fails to grasp the essence of what was really going on." America and Russia were both willing to live with the status quo in Europe. What then could have generated the kind of conflict that might have led to a nuclear holocaust? This is the great puzzle of the Cold War, and in this book, the product of nearly twenty years of work, Trachtenberg tries to solve it. The answer, he says, has to do with the German question, especially with the German nuclear question. These issues lay at the heart of the Cold War, and a relatively stable peace took shape only when they were resolved. The book develops this argument by telling a story--a complex story involving many issues of detail, but focusing always on the central question of how a stable international system came into being during the Cold War period. A Constructed Peace will be of interest not just to students of the Cold War, but to people concerned with the problem of war and peace, and in particular with the question of how a stable international order can be constructed, even in our own day.
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French Foreign Policy since 1945

An Introduction

Author: Frédéric Bozo

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785332775

Category: History

Page: 220

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When Charles de Gaulle declared that "it is because we are no longer a great power that we need a grand policy," he neatly summarized France's predicament on the world scene. In this compact and engaging history, author Frédéric Bozo deftly recounts France's efforts to reconcile its proud history and global ambitions with a realistic appraisal of its capabilities, from the aftermath of World War II to the present. He provides insightful analysis of the nation's triumphs and setbacks through the years of decolonization, Cold War maneuvering, and European unification, as well as the more contemporary challenges posed by an increasingly multipolar and interconnected world.
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Diplomatic Games

Sport, Statecraft, and International Relations Since 1945

Author: Heather L. Dichter,Andrew L. Johns

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813145651

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation's oldest civil rights organization, having dedicated itself to the fight for racial equality since 1909. While the group helped achieve substantial victories in the courtroom, the struggle for civil rights extended beyond gaining political support. It also required changing social attitudes. The NAACP thus worked to alter existing prejudices through the production of art that countered racist depictions of African Americans, focusing its efforts not only on changing the attitudes of the white middle class but also on encouraging racial pride and a sense of identity in the black community. Art for Equality explores an important and little-studied side of the NAACP's activism in the cultural realm. In openly supporting African American artists, writers, and musicians in their creative endeavors, the organization aimed to change the way the public viewed the black community. By overcoming stereotypes and the belief of the majority that African Americans were physically, intellectually, and morally inferior to whites, the NAACP believed it could begin to defeat racism. Illuminating important protests, from the fight against the 1915 film The Birth of a Nation to the production of anti-lynching art during the Harlem Renaissance, this insightful volume examines the successes and failures of the NAACP's cultural campaign from 1910 to the 1960s. Exploring the roles of gender and class in shaping the association's patronage of the arts, Art for Equality offers an in-depth analysis of the social and cultural climate during a time of radical change in America.
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Foreign Policy at the Periphery

The Shifting Margins of US International Relations since World War II

Author: Bevan Sewell,Maria Ryan

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 081316849X

Category: History

Page: 386

View: 8992

As American interests assumed global proportions after 1945, policy makers were faced with the challenge of prioritizing various regions and determining the extent to which the United States was prepared to defend and support them. Superpowers and developing nations soon became inextricably linked and decolonizing states such as Vietnam, India, and Egypt assumed a central role in the ideological struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. As the twentieth century came to an end, many of the challenges of the Cold War became even more complex as the Soviet Union collapsed and new threats arose. Featuring original essays by leading scholars, Foreign Policy at the Periphery examines relationships among new nations and the United States from the end of the Second World War through the global war on terror. Rather than reassessing familiar flashpoints of US foreign policy, the contributors explore neglected but significant developments such as the efforts of evangelical missionaries in the Congo, the 1958 stabilization agreement with Argentina, Henry Kissinger's policies toward Latin America during the 1970s, and the financing of terrorism in Libya via petrodollars. Blending new, internationalist approaches to diplomatic history with newly released archival materials, Foreign Policy at the Periphery brings together diverse strands of scholarship to address compelling issues in modern world history.
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Japan and the World Since 1868

Author: Michael A. Barnhart

Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers

ISBN: 9780340528587

Category: Japan

Page: 198

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A survey of Japan's foreign relations since 1868. Far from being a monolithic state, Japan, in this study, emerges as one deeply divided in its image and hopes for itself and its place in the world, divisions that have persisted from the Meiji Restoration
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Becoming Asia

Change and Continuity in Asian International Relations Since World War II

Author: Alice Lyman Miller,Richard Wich

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804777233

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 2472

At the conclusion of World War II, Asia was hardly more than a geographic expression. Yet today we recognize Asia as a vibrant and assertive region, fully transformed from the vulnerable nation-states that emerged following the Second World War. The transformation was by no means an inevitable one, but the product of two key themes that have dominated Asia's international relations since 1945: the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to enlist the region's states as assets in the Cold War, and the struggle of nationalistic Asian leaders to develop the domestic support to maintain power and independence in a dangerous international context. Becoming Asia provides a comprehensive, systemic account of how these themes played out in Asian affairs during the postwar years, covering not only East Asia, but South and Central Asia as well. In addition to exploring the interplay between nationalism and Cold War bipolarity during the first postwar decades, authors Alice Lyman Miller and Richard Wich chart the rise of largely export-led economies that are increasingly making the region the global center of gravity, and document efforts in the ongoing search for regional integration. The book also traces the origins and evolution of deep-rooted issues that remain high on the international agenda, such as the Taiwan question, the division of Korea and the threat of nuclear proliferation, the Kashmir issue, and the nuclearized Indian-Pakistani conflict, and offers an account of the rise of China and its implications for regional and global security and prosperity. Primary documents excerpted throughout the text—such as leaders' talks and speeches, international agreements, secret policy assessments—enrich accounts of events, offering readers insight into policymakers' assumptions and perceptions at the time.
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The Making of Southeast Asia

international relations of a region

Author: Amitav Acharya

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801466342

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 1937

Developing a framework to study "what makes a region," Amitav Acharya investigates the origins and evolution of Southeast Asian regionalism and international relations. He views the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) "from the bottom up"-as not only a U.S.-inspired ally in the Cold War struggle against communism but also an organization that reflects indigenous traditions. Although Acharya deploys the notion of "imagined community" to examine the changes, especially since the Cold War, in the significance of ASEAN dealings for a regional identity, he insists that "imagination" is itself not a neutral but rather a culturally variable concept. The regional imagination in Southeast Asia imagines a community of nations different from NAFTA or NATO, the OAU, or the European Union. In this new edition of a book first published as The Quest for Identity in 2000, Acharya updates developments in the region through the first decade of the new century: the aftermath of the financial crisis of 1997, security affairs after September 2001, the long-term impact of the 2004 tsunami, and the substantial changes wrought by the rise of China as a regional and global actor. Acharya argues in this important book for the crucial importance of regionalism in a different part of the world.
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Britain and World Power Since 1945

Constructing a Nation's Role in International Politics

Author: David M McCourt

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052217

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 390

After the fall of its empire, Britain still holds sway
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International Economic Relations Since 1945

Author: Catherine R. Schenk

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136727949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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The international economy since 1945 has endured dramatic changes in its balance of power, from the early period of prosperity for industrialised nations, to the 2008/9 global crisis. In this volume Catherine Schenk outlines these huge changes, examines how the world’s economic leaders have tried to organise and influence the international economy and presents the key frameworks in which international economic relations have developed. Focusing on the pattern of international trade, international investment and the changing organisation of the international monetary system, this volume takes a chronological approach of key time-frames, and shows how policy has impacted the balance of the international economy. Major events such as European integration in the 1960’s, the collapse of the international monetary system and oil crisis in the 1970’s the return of China to the international economy in the 1980’s and emerging market crises in the 1990s are discussed within the context of key themes including global economic and regulatory co-ordination, the role of American economic hegemony, the evolution of exchange rate policy and unequal development. International Economic Relations since 1945 is the perfect guide for all students of economic history and international history, and for those seeking to understand recent economic trends in a longer term perspective.
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The Politics of Globality since 1945

Assembling the Planet

Author: Rens van Munster,Casper Sylvest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317239881

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 3036

This timely, comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume advances an original argument about the complex roots and multiple politics of globality. It shows that technological innovations and decisive developments since 1945 – from the nuclear revolution to anthropogenic climate change and debates about the Anthropocene – have prompted reflections on the global condition of humanity and helped reshape political communities by making the world (appear) small, manageable and interconnected. The contributors stress how human beings have transformed both their habitat and their view of human-earth relations since 1945. Such changes have been accompanied by important shifts in political visions, prompted new forms of human association, encouraged legal and institutional reform and spurred ideas about ecological humility. At the same time, the spatially all-encompassing nature of globality have also informed projects of human mastery and a range of practices historically associated with militarization and a strongly statist conception of national security. This volume reflects on these paradoxical relationships, their history and contemporary relevance. Contributing to the overlapping concerns of four burgeoning fields of study across the humanities and the social sciences - globality and globalization studies; geopolitics and political geography; Anthropocene studies; global governance and political theory – the book will be of great use to scholars and graduates working in these areas.
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