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  • Cold War: The Essential Reference Guideby James Arnold; Roberta Wiener

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 98.00

    Cold War: The Essential Reference Guide is intended to introduce students to the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States that dominated international affairs in the second half of the 20th century. A comprehensive overview essay, plus separate essays on the causes and consequences of the conflict, will provide readers with the necessary... more...

  • The Dilemma of Our Times (Works of Harold J. Laski)by Harold J. Laski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This book, originally published in 1952, unfinished and perhaps imperfect, is the last book of one of the most acute political thinkers of the twentieth century. Laski?s earlier optimism about a swing to the Left was beginning to be reversed, and in this volume he saw the defects of his previous optimistic surveys, which, in his opinion, still had... more...

  • Emergencies and Disorder in the European Empires After 1945by R. F Holland; Robert Holland

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 61.95

    Bringing together for the first time leading historians of European decolonization, this book is a landmark in the comparative analysis of the fall of the European empires, viewed both as a problematic of European policy-making and as a formative experience in the development of new states. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World A-Z [4 volumes]by James Minahan

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 306.00

    Nationalism is a mighty force in the 21st century. It has not been so politically significant since prior to World War I. While current trends tilt toward regional economic groupings, national identity?and demands for greater political and economic autonomy?has created a national, regional, and international groundswell since the end of the Cold War.... more...

  • Erbe des Kalten Kriegesby Bernd Greiner; Tim B. Müller; Klaas Voß

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 26.49

    Vor mehr als zwanzig Jahren fiel der Eiserne Vorhang, und mit ihm verschwand ein Ordnungsmuster, das die Welt in zwei Lager teilte. Doch was bleibt von den Strukturen, Praktiken und Institutionen des Kalten Krieges? Welches politische, soziale, militärische und kulturelle Erbe prägt direkt und indirekt die Welt bis in unsere Gegenwart? Das Wechselspiel... more...

  • Frieden durch Kommunikationby Agnes Bresselau von Bressensdorf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    At the end of the 1970s West Germany?s foreign minister Genscher faced the challenge of defending the Social-Liberal coalition?s policy of détente against the approaching ?Second Cold War.?? The unique features of his communication policy were demonstrated in his responses to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Polish crisis. The... more...

  • The Future of Global Conflictby Volker Bornschier; Christopher Chase-Dunn

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 48.00

    This critical analysis of long-term trends and recent developments in world systems examines such questions as: Will the cycles of boom and bust, peace and war of the past 500 years continue? Or have either long-term trends or recent changes so profoundly altered the structure of world systems that these cycles will end or take on a less destructive... more...

  • Greater Middle East and the Cold War, Theby Roby C. Barrett

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    At the height of the Cold War, the US sought to maintain power and influence in the Greater Middle East - the region from Morocco to India -in the context of a growing threat from Russia and the decline of British imperialism. This original and important study illuminates this tense period in international relations, offering many new insights into... more...

  • Heisse Kriege im Kalten Kriegby Bernd Greiner; Christian Th Müller; Dierk Walter

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 26.49

    Für den größten Teil der nördlichen Hemisphäre war die Ära des Kalten Krieges eine Phase des Friedens - wenn auch eines unbequemen Friedens, erzwungen durch die Garantie der gegenseitigen nuklearen Vernichtung und gekennzeichnet von ideologischer und materieller Hochrüstung und permanenter Kriegsbereitschaft. Die heißen Kriege des Kalten Krieges aber... more...

  • How the Cold War Endedby John Prados

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Cold War continues to shape international relations almost twenty years after being acknowledged as the central event of the last half of the twentieth century. Interpretations of how it ended thus remain crucial to an accurate understanding of global events and foreign policy. The reasons for the Cold War?s conclusion, and the timing of its ending,... more...