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The Making of the Contemporary World


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Thatcher and Thatcherism

Thatcher and Thatcherism

4th Edition

Eric J. Evans
July 19, 2018

This revised, expanded and updated fourth edition of Thatcher and Thatcherism examines the origins and impact of ‘Thatcherism’ both as a cultural construct and an economic creed from the 1970s to the formation of a coalition government in 2010. New to this edition is an extended exploration of...

War and Warfare since 1945

War and Warfare since 1945

1st Edition

Sterling M. Pavelec
August 01, 2017

Beginning with an exploration into the question of what war is, War and Warfare since 1945 provides a chronological analysis of military history since the end of World War II extending through to an analysis of the limits of modern warfare in the nuclear age with the purpose of examining why war...

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond

1st Edition

Jefferson Adams
August 19, 2014

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected topic, strategic intelligence took on added significance during the protracted...

Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

2nd Edition

Beverley Milton-Edwards
August 15, 2013

Featuring a brand new examination of Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Arab Spring, this fully revised and updated second edition of Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 analyzes the roots and emergence of Islamic movements in the modern world and the main thinkers that inspired them....

Genocide since 1945

Genocide since 1945

1st Edition

Philip Spencer
June 15, 2012

In 1948 the United Nations passed the Genocide Convention. The international community was now obligated to prevent or halt what had hitherto, in Winston Churchill’s words, been a "crime without a name", and to punish the perpetrators. Since then, however, genocide has recurred repeatedly. Millions...

Environmentalism since 1945

Environmentalism since 1945

1st Edition

Gary Haq, Alistair Paul
September 22, 2011

Today environmental issues are part of daily life, a feature of the modern world almost everyone now recognises. Contemporary environmentalism has promoted a way of speaking and thinking about the environment that was not possible or imaginable decades ago. Environmentalism Since 1945 provides a...

China and the World since 1945: An International History

China and the World since 1945: An International History

1st Edition

Chi-kwan Mark
August 02, 2011

The emergence of China as a dominant regional power with global influence is a significant phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Its origin could be traced back to 1949 when the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong came to power and vowed to transform China and the world. After the ‘century...

International Economic Relations since 1945

International Economic Relations since 1945

1st Edition

Catherine R. Schenk
February 24, 2011

The international economy since 1945 has endured dramatic changes in its balance of power, from the early period of prosperity for industrialised nations, to the 2008/9 global crisis. In this volume Catherine Schenk outlines these huge changes, examines how the world’s economic leaders have tried...

The Extreme Right in Europe

The Extreme Right in Europe

1st Edition

Paul Hainsworth
March 26, 2008

The Extreme Right in Western Europe is a concise introduction to one of the most persistent facets of late twentieth-century history, politics and society. The legacy of the Nazi era and the increasingly unacceptable face of extremism all militated against the success of far right-wing parties...

Southern Africa

Southern Africa

1st Edition

Jonathan Farley
February 01, 2008

Southern Africa surveys the contemporary history of the whole region encompassing economic, social, political, security, foreign policy, health, environmental and gender issues in one short succinct volume. Positioning the collapse of Portugal’s African Empire in the context of the region’s...

Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945

Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945

3rd Edition

Peter Hinchcliffe, Beverley Milton-Edwards
September 07, 2007

This third edition of Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945 analyzes the nature of conflict in the Middle East, with its racial, ethnic, political, cultural, religious and economic factors. Throughout the book Peter Hinchcliffe and Beverley Milton-Edwards put the main conflicts into their wider...

US Foreign Policy since 1945

US Foreign Policy since 1945

2nd Edition

Alan Dobson, Alan P. Dobson, Steve Marsh, Steve Marsh
July 12, 2006

US Foreign Policy since 1945 is an essential introduction to postwar US foreign policy. It combines chronologic and thematic chapters to provide an historical account of US policy and to explore key questions about its design, control and effects.   New features of this second edition...

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