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  • PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND WORLD POLITICSby Ralph Pettman

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 112.00

    This unique work looks at the relationship between psychopathology and world politics. What happens when the brain/mind ceases to function properly? How does this impinge on world affairs? What is to be done, for example, when a leader ceases to act in a seemingly sane fashion and yet still commands the loyalty of those who maintain him or her in office?... more...

  • Revolution of Perception? Aby Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The year "1968" marked the climax of protests that simultaneously captured most industrialized Western countries. The protesters challenged the institutions of Western democracies, confronting powerful, established parties and groups with an opposing force and public presence that negated tra­ditional structures of institutional authority and criticized... more...

  • What Did You Do in the Cold War Daddy?by Ann Curthoys; Joy Damousi

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 24.99

    The Cold War was a turbulent time to grow up in. Family ties were tested, friendships were torn apart and new beliefs forged out of the ruins of old loyalties. In this book, through twelve evocative stories of childhood and early adulthood in Australia during the Cold War years, writers from vastly different backgrounds explore how global political... more...

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

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 30.21

    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...

  • 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...

  • Miniature Empiresby James Minahan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    The 20th century's most protracted conflict, the Cold War, also provided the longest and most stable peace in the history of the modern world--a fragile peace that came at the price of national freedom for many people. With the demise of the Cold War, new nearly-unknown countries, long ignored or suppressed, came to the attention of the world, as ethnic... more...

  • 1989 as a Political World Eventby Jacques Rupnik

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book is not about the events of 1989, but about 1989 as a world event. Starting with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet bloc it examines the historical significance and the world brought about by 1989. When the Cold War ended in Europe it ushered in a world in which the international agenda is set outside Europe, in... more...

  • The Internationalization of Communal Strifeby Manus I. Midlarsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1992, this edited collection argues that conflicts have a growing tendency both to intensify and to lengthen, thus increasing the likelihood of external actors being drawn into the on-going violence. Here, leading experts in comparative and international politics examine this tendency of communal conflicts to spill over into the... more...

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

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 30.23

    Im emotionalen Zentrum des Kalten Krieges stehen die Angst vor Nuklearwaffen und das politische Spiel mit der Angst - "Angst Haben" und "Angst Machen". Gerade von den Mitteln, die größtmögliche Sicherheit gewährleisten sollten, ging maximale Gefahr aus. Wer glaubwürdig abschrecken wollte, musste den Gegner einschüchtern, verunsichern... more...

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

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 30.23

    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...