International Relations Since 1945

A Global History

Author: John W. Young,John Kent

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198781646

Category: History

Page: 743

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A one-volume authoritative historical analysis of international relations during the Cold War and its aftermath, International Relations Since 1945 explores the impact of the Cold War on world politics as a whole. Drawing on the latest research to make students aware of the different controversies and debates, it deals with the period from 1945 to the present day and is organised both by region and subject. Important regional problems as the Middle East wars, the development of European integration and the end of the European empires in Africa and Asia are addressed, with particular attention being paid to the role of the United States, especially in the 1990s when it became the world's only Superpower. Careful attention is also paid to the evolution of the global economy and the interplay between international and domestic developments, as well as to the growth of 'interdependence'. Key Features: • Easy to navigate—divided into six sections which are sub-divided into chapters • Overviews are provided of each of the six chronological sections—these provide a concise and analytical framework • Includes learning aids such as boxed chronologies, biographies of key figures, crucial documents, maps and a bibliography Contents: Part I: Origins and Early Development of the Cold War 1945-53 1. Tensions in the Grand Alliance 1945-46 2. Confrontation, Containment and the Truman Doctrine 1946-47 3. Two Worlds: East and West 1945-48 4. Empire, Cold War and Decolonisation 1945-53 5. The Cold War Intensifies: Containment Superseded 1948-53 Part II: The Cold War at its Height 1953-62 1. The Quest for Stability 2. Preserving Spheres of Influence 3. Fighting the Cold War: the Offensive Strategies 4. The End of Empire and the Battle for Hearts and Minds in the Third World Part III: The Rise of Multipolarity 1963-71 1. East-West Relations 2. The Vietnam War 3. Regional Conflicts Part IV: The Detente Era 1971-80 1. An Era of Negotiations, 1971-73 2. Stagflation and the Trials of Detente 3. Detente in Decline, 1976-79 4. The Return to Confrontation, 1979-80 Part V: From Confrontation to Communist Collapse, 1981-89 1. The Second Cold War, 1981-85 2. Middle East Conflicts in the 1980s 3. Instability in Latin America 4. The Decline of the Cold War, 1985-89 Part VI: The Post-Cold War World Since 1990 1. Post-Cold War Europe and the Former Soviet Union 2. US predominance and the Post-Cold War Disorder 3. Stability and Instability in the Developing World Conclusion Index

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: 8658

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.

International Relations Theory

Author: Oliver Daddow

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526413981

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 925

With 30% new content, including a new chapter on poststructuralism, this introduction now covers everything needed to accompany a student through their IR Theory module and to be a resource that they can keep coming back to throughout their studies

Historical Dictionary of International Relations

Author: Peter Lamb,Fiona Robertson-Snape

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538101696

Category: Political Science

Page: 410

View: 9493

The Historical Dictionary of International Relations contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on real world operations of international relations, the actual relations between states, organizations, groups and people.

One World Divisible

A Global History Since 1945

Author: David Reynolds

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393321081

Category: History

Page: 861

View: 6236

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.

International Relations since 1945

East, West, North, South

Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526418029

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 8979

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.

The Cold War 1945-91

Author: Michael L. Dockrill,Michael F. Hopkins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137171391

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 431

Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been widely acclaimed as an authoritative guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics.

Twentieth-Century Diplomacy

A Case Study of British Practice, 1963-1976

Author: John W. Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521839167

Category: History

Page: 260

View: 4768

In contrast to most works of international history, which dwell on particular relationships, strategies, wars or crises, the questions in this book are about how diplomacy was actually conducted. The period 1963-76 saw significant changes in diplomatic practice globally. It was particularly a time of change for Britain as the country negotiated its declining world power and joined the European Community and economic problems forced spending cuts. Looking at the reform of the British Diplomatic Service and Foreign Office as well as the role of ambassadors, the use of 'special' envoys, summits and state visits, John Young sheds light on how diplomacy was organised in order to put into effect the country's foreign policy and on how diplomatic practice changed over time to make it more effective. Drawing comparisons with other countries, especially the United States, this study focuses on the means of diplomacy rather than the ends.

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Author: David J. Galbreath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134133537

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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During the Cold War, the two global superpowers were able to come together to resolve many issues of transparency and common challenges, leading to a change in European and global security. The OSCE covered the area formerly occupied by NATO and the Warsaw Pact, championing the Helsinki Final Act, which became a key international instrument to encourage peace and security. Following the end of the Cold War, the OSCE became a key institution positioned between the European Union and NATO, focusing on furthering democracy, protecting human and minority rights, and encouraging military reform in a drastically dynamic region. David J. Galbreath sheds light on an institution that changed the face of global security during the Cold War and championed the rise of democratization in Central and Eastern Europe as well as the former Soviet republics following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

East, West, North, South

International Relations Since 1945

Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446296962

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 3709

This book delivers an engaging narrative of all the important events and developments in international relations since 1945 and equips you with the knowledge and skills with which to approach contemporary issues in international politics. This seventh edition: Provides an account of the world as it has evolved up to 1945 Examines Barack Obama’s engagement with the Greater Middle East Explores the events surrounding the Arab Spring Includes a new section on population, gender and the environment Contains key updates on superpowers, state and non-state actors, and global governance. Complete with annotated further reading lists, this book guides you through the significant events that have shaped the international system since 1945. East, West, North, South remains essential, accessible reading for all students of international relations, world politics and international history.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8225

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.


Author: Henry A. Kissinger

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155487

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 7520

Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

The Post-Imperial Age: The Great Powers and the Wider World

International Relations Since 1945: a history in two volumes

Author: J.P.D. Dunbabin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317892941

Category: History

Page: 572

View: 3553

This volume looks at the impact on the wider world of the end of the European empires and their replacement by a new international order dominated by East-West rivalries. After surveying the decolonization process, the book looks successively at the different patterns of experience in Southern Africa, South East Asia and India, East Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, and the Americas. It concludes with a sustained analysis of the International System -- the functioning of international organizations and the global role of money and trade.

Das Paradox der amerikanischen Macht

warum die einzige Supermacht der Welt Verbündete braucht

Author: Joseph S. Nye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783434505525

Category: Globalization

Page: 291

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Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media Since 1945

Author: Philip Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134818068

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6996

In Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media since 1945 , Philip M. Taylor traces the increased involvement of the media in issues of peace and especially war from the nineteenth century to the present day. He analyzes the nature, role and impact of communications within the international arena since 1945 and how communications interacts with foreign policy in practice rather than in theory. Using studies which include the Gul War and Vietnam, Taylor details the contemporary problems reporting while at the same time providing a comprehensive historical context.

Explaining International Relations Since 1945

Author: Ngaire Woods

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198741961

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

View: 469

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