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  • The Cold Warby John Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 31.95

    Mason provides concise coverage of the entire Cold War, paying particular attention to the Soviet-American dimension. This pamphlet: * Analyzes the origins of the conflict * Examines how the existence of nuclear weapons gives a unique character to the period * Discusses the involvement of other nations and regions, particularly China * Explains how... more...

  • Decolonizationby Raymond Betts; Raymond F. Betts

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    Raymond F. Betts considers the 'process' of decolonization and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. He examines: the effects of the two World Wars on the colonial empire the expectations and problems created by independence the major demographic shifts accompanying... more...

  • Strategic Logic and Political Rationalityby Bradford A. Lee; Karl F. Walling

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    One of three volumes in honour of the teaching and scholarship of the late Michael I. Handel, this book details the universal logic of strategy and the ability of liberal-democratic governments to address this logic rationally. Treating war as an extension of politics, the diverse contributors (drawn from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia... more...

  • Superpowers in the Post-Cold War Eraby Ken Aldred; Dr Martin A. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 163.00

    This book explores the question of where power lies in the post-Cold War world. The authors identify and discuss the factors which make the United States the world leader in the 1990s, and consider the strengths and weaknesses of countries which may be on the way to becoming leaders in Europe (Russia and the EU) and Asia (Japan and China). more...

  • Global Changeby Takashi Inoguchi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 176.00

    This book examines global change from a dialectical perspective. Looking at global change in terms of unipolarisation in international security, globalisation in the world economy, and democratisation in global governance, the volume provides a refreshingly Japanese angle on addressing complex interplays between the social forces underlying these themes.... more...

  • Europe's Foreign and Security Policyby Michael E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 41.00

    An analysis of the growth of foreign and security policy cooperation between EU member states. more...

  • Memory and Power in Post-War Europeby Jan-Werner Müller

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    This book is the first to examine the connection between memory and politics directly. more...

  • The Cold War: A Very Short Introductionby Robert J. McMahon

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    How, when, and why did the Cold War begin? Why did it last so long? What impact did it have on the United States, the Soviet Union, Europe, and the Third World? Finally, what difference did it make to the broader history of the second half of the twentieth century? This clear and stimulating interpretive overview of the Cold War will both invite debate... more...

  • A World Without Meaningby Zaki Laidi

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    This sophisticated book by internationally renowned theorist Zaki Laidi, tackles the problem of individual identity in a rapidly changing global political environment. He argues that it is increasingly hard to find meaning in our ever-expanding world, especially after the collapse of political ideologies such as communism. With the breakup of countries... more...

  • Openness and Foreign Policy Reform in Communist Statesby Gerald Segal

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This book looks at the way in which foreign policy has changed in communist states. It considers especially the relationship between domestic reform and foreign policy reform at times when formerly closed societies are becoming more open to the outside world. It focuses on three European and three Asian states, analysing their different paths to reform... more...