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  • Ending the Cold Warby Richard K. Herrmann; Richard Ned Lebow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 41.00

    Although in hindsight the end of the Cold War seems almost inevitable, almost no one saw it coming and there is little consensus over why it ended. A popular interpretation is that the Soviet Union was unable to compete in terms of power, especially in the area of high technology. Another interpretation gives primacy to the new ideas Gorbachev brought... more...

  • End of the Cold Warby Bogdan Denitch

    University of Minnesota Press 1986; US$ 33.00

    The End of the Cold War was first published in 1990. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Against the backdrop of unprecedented change in the world political and social order, Bogdan Denitch charts... more...

  • The Return of History and the End of Dreamsby Robert Kagan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 14.00

    Hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. The world remains ?unipolar,? but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict, and... more...

  • God Bless You, Joe Stalinby Lewis E. Kaplan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.95

    Stalin has been accused of many things; add to the list his role as the father of modern-day economics. The author traces the evolution of the concept of the Almighty Dollar against the backdrop of the Cold War, demonstrates how individual decisions made more...

  • Deviant Conduct in World Politicsby Deon Geldenhuys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 163.00

    A long list of countries - labelled outcasts, pariahs and rogues - have failed to meet international standards of good conduct. In the Cold War years Rhodesia, Israel, Chile, Taiwan and South Africa, among others, featured among the ranks of the disreputable. In modern world politics, the serious sinners not only include states: terrorists, rebels,... more...

  • Social Theory after the Holocaustby Robert Fine; Charles Turner

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00

    This collection of essays explores the character and quality of the Holocaust’s impact and the abiding legacy it has left for social theory. The premise which informs the contributions is that, ten years after its publication, Zygmunt Bauman’s claim that social theory has either failed to address the Holocaust or protected itself from its... more...

  • The Cold Warby John Lewis Gaddis

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 18.00

    The “dean of Cold War historians” ( The New York Times ) now presents the definitive account of the global confrontation that dominated the last half of the twentieth century. Drawing on newly opened archives and the reminiscences of the major players, John Lewis Gaddis explains not just what happened but why —from the months in 1945 when the U.S.... more...

  • Themes in Modern European History since 1945by Rosemary Wakeman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    Broad in geographical scope, this collection explores the most important transformations and upheavals of post-1945 Europe in the light of recent scholarship. A wide array of authors from the UK, the USA and across Europe contribute twelve chapters consider key political, cultural and economic changes of an era that needs reevalutaion and reconsideration... more...

  • Muslims in Western Politicsby Abdulkader H. Sinno

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    Looking closely at relations between Muslims and their host countries, Abdulkader H. Sinno and an international group of scholars examine questions of political representation, identity politics, civil liberties, immigration, and security issues. While many have problematized Muslims in the West, this... more...