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Post-war history (1945- )

  • 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...

  • Reinterpreting the End of the Cold Warby Silvio Pons; Federico Romero

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent nonstate actors such as organized terrorist groups or... 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...

  • The Post-Imperial Age: The Great Powers and the Wider Worldby J.P.D. Dunbabin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This volume looks at the impact on the wider world of the end of the European empires and their replacement by a new international order dominated by East-West rivalries. After surveying the decolonization process, the book looks successively at the different patterns of experience in Southern Africa, South East Asia and India, East Asia and the Pacific,... more...

  • Zero-Sum Worldby Gideon Rachman

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 8.74

    The economic crisis that struck the world in 2008 has drastically altered the logic of international relations. Globalisation no longer benefits all the world's superpowers and they face an array of global problems that are causing division between nations. A win-win world is giving way to a zero-sum world. Zero-sum logic, in which one country's... more...

  • Myths of the Cold Warby Albert L. Weeks

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this book, Albert L. Weeks provides a lucid analysis of the Cold War as he dispels the myths that have made their way into contemporary historiography on the topic, while using the conflict as a lens through which to view contemporary crises, such as Russia?s recent intervention in Ukraine. more...

  • Twentieth-Century War and Conflictby Gordon Martel

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    Drawn from the award-winning 5-volume Encyclopedia of War, this valuable, one-volume reference provides readers with essential information on the conflicts and concepts that shaped global warfare in the twentieth-century and up to the present day. Provides essential coverage of twentieth-century warfare across the world Incorporates entries... more...

  • The Internationalization of Communal Strife (Routledge Revivals)by Manus I. Midlarsky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Den Staat denkenby Rüdiger Voigt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 85.94

    Im Zentrum des Buches steht die Frage: »Wie kann man den Staat in einer Zeit denken, die aus den Fugen geraten zu sein scheint?« Der Band richtet sich an alle, die sich mit dem Wandel von Staatlichkeit beschäftigen und dabei die Grundbedingungen des Staates nicht aus den Augen verlieren wollen. Stimmen zur Vorauflage: »Das Buch... more...

  • Strange Rebelsby Christian Caryl

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and... more...