The World Since 1945
A History of International Relations
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|Format:||Paperback, 615 pages, 6th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations, maps|
|Published In: ||United States, 31 July 2005|
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.
Table of 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. Political Islam and the Middle East. September 11 and Its Consequences. The End of the Postwar Age.
|Publisher: ||Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc|