A World of Nations

A World of Nations : The International Order Since 1945

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The purpose of this comprehensive survey of the history of international relations since 1945 is twofold: firstly, to provide an analytical narrative (based on secondary studies exploiting newly available sources from the former Communist states) of the origins, evolution and end of the cold War; and secondly to trace the development of regional conflicts - ethnic, religious, cultural, economic and military - throughout the world that have been unrelated to the global rivalry between the two superpowers. Its underlying theme is the continuation of inter-state conflicts in the era of globalization, despite the emergence of transnational actors and the widespread predictions of the demise of the nation state.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 22mm | 662.24g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 13 halftones & 18 maps
  • 0195106024
  • 9780195106022

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"A remarkable book . . . Anyone who wants to understand the history of the world we now live in has to begin somewhere, and there is no better or more up-to-date place to start than with this book."--Marc Trachtenberg, UCLA"Keylor's new text on the post-1945 world elegantly and succinctly captures the rapidly changing character of the international system of the Cold War period and beyond."--Norman M. Naimark, Stanford University"William Keylor has written an impressive, panoramic study of the international order since 1945 that surpasses other accounts in terms of depth, analytical richness, and finely-crafted regional histories . . . its sheer scope is breathtaking."--Nathan Citino, Colorado State University"William Keylor makes international diplomatic history a pleasure to read. He writes with grace and style, but best of all, he synthesizes a complex fifty years into a comprehensive and comprehensible framework. This will become the standard text for the period."--Robert Art, Brandeis Universityshow more

Table of contents

1. THE IDEOLOGICAL PARTITION OF EUROPE 2. THE MILITARIZATION OF CONTAINMENT ; 3. EAST-WEST GLOBAL RIVALRIES IN THE EISENHOWER YEARS ; 4. FROM CHAPULTEPEC TO CASTRO: THE UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICA 1945-62 ; 5. THE RISE AND FALL OF DETENTE, 1962-79 ; 6. REGIONAL RIVALRIES AND COLD WAR CONFLICTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, 1945-75 ; 7. ASIA RECUPERATES FROM THE RAVAGES OF WAR ; 8. THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM SINCE THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS ; 9. AFRICA: THE TRAVAILS OF INDEPENDENCE ; 10. THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE SOVIET EMPIRE ; 11. EUROPEAN UNITY AND DISUNITY ; 12. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND STRATEGIC EVOLUTION IN ASIA ; 13. DIPLOMACY AND WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST ; EPILOGUE: A WORLD OF NATIONS IN THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION ; SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHYshow more

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