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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...

  • 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...

  • Political Ethics and The United Nationsby Manuel Froehlich

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Based on a wealth of sources, files and interviews, and including previously unpublished material, this book explores the foundations of the political ethics of Dag Hammarskjöld, the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, examining how they influenced his actions in several key crisis situations. Hammarskjöld’s political innovations, such... 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...

  • Encyclopedia of the Cold Warby Ruud van Dijk; William Glenn Gray; Svetlana Savranskaya; Jeremi Suri; Qiang Zhai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 630.00

    Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War – a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual... more...

  • The Wilsonian Momentby Erez Manela

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 14.99

    This book tells the neglected story of non-Western peoples at the time of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, showing how Woodrow Wilson's rhetoric of self-determination helped ignite the upheavals that erupted in the spring of 1919 in four disparate non-Western societies--Egypt, India, China and Korea. 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...