International Relations Since 1945

Author: John W. Young
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198781646
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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 The Cold War Intensifies: Containment Superseded 1948-53 Part II: The Cold War at its Height 1953-62 1.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

International Relations Since 1945

Author: John W. Young
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199693064
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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.

The World Since 1945

Author: Wayne C. McWilliams
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
ISBN: 9781626370746
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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.

International Relations Since 1945

Author: Geir Lundestad
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526418029
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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 World Since 1945

Author: P. M. H. Bell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472534425
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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.

One World Divisible

Author: David Reynolds
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393321081
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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.

Global Communications International Affairs And The Media Since 1945

Author: Philip Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134818068
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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.

Diplomatic Games

Author: Heather L. Dichter
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813145651
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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.

The World Since 1945

Author: T. Vadney
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937793
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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.

Becoming Asia

Author: Alice Lyman Miller
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804777233
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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.