East, West, North, South: Major Developments in International Politics Since 1945

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SAGE, Feb 16, 2010 - History - 312 pages
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'...one of the classic overviews of international politics in the post-war era... might be the best overview in print in any language on international politics' - Journal of Peace Research

'There could hardly be a better introduction to the study of international relations than this already widely-used volume by one of the most accomplished historians of the post-war era' - John Lewis Gaddis

Now in its sixth edition, Geir Lundestad's popular and long-established introduction to the history and major developments of International Relations since 1945 has been fully revised and updated to cover all important events and key literature up to 2009.

This new edition includes a brand new chapter dedicated to issues between major powers and local conflicts post-2001, a thoroughly updated assessment of the spread of nuclear weapons, and extensive new coverage of economic relations with particular reference to the changing role of Asia.

North, South, East, West remains essential reading for all students of international relations, world politics and international history.

 

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Contents

1 The New World
1
2 The Cold War in Europe 19451949
8
3 The Cold War Becomes Global 19451962
35
4 Detente Between East and West 19621975
64
5 Renewed Tension Between East and West 19751984
87
6 The End of the Cold War 19841990
101
7 Major Powers and Local Conflicts after the Cold War 19902009
109
8 The Arms Race
123
10 The Soviet UnionRussia and the formerly Communist Countries 19452009
184
11 The Rise of East Asia
217
12 Decolonization
233
13 Economic Relations between North and South 19452009
254
14 Two Theories on Development and Underdevelopment
264
15 Conclusion
285
Index
297
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9 The United States and Western Europe 19452009
153

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About the author (2010)

Geir Lundestad is Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and adjunct professor of international history at the University of Oslo.

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