Contemporary Europe and the Atlantic Alliance: A Political History / Edition 1

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Overview

This book examines the development of European states from the late 1950s up to the present. It opens in 1958, the year when the European Economic Community became operative, marking the start of a new focus on questions surrounding the drive for European integration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631205906
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/30/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

L. H. Gann was Senior Fellow and Curator of the West European Collection at the Hoover Institution at the time of his death in 1997. He had taught and researched extensively in Oxford, England and in Berlin, Germany. He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London. In 1995 he was awarded the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic.
Peter Duignan is Lillick Curator and Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Hoover Institution, where he directed a program of European Studies. He has had Ford, Guggenheim, and Rockefeller fellowships, was Visiting Scholar at St Anthony's College, Oxford, and at Jesus College, Cambridge. He was elected a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton in 1988, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London.
The authors have written extensively on aspects of colonialism, European, Middle East, Hispanic and US-European relations. Their previous collaborations include The Rebirth of the West (1992) and The United States and the New Europe 1945-1993 (1994).

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Setting the Stage: Politics in the Atlantic Community, Late 1950s to the Early 1970s 1
1 Introduction to the Politics 3
2 US Politics: Kennedy to Nixon 11
3 West German and Austrian Politics, 1959-1974 46
4 French Politics, 1958-1974 66
5 Britain and the Smaller Northern Democracies, 1959-1974 84
6 Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, 1958-1978 109
Pt. II Transnational Cooperation and Conflict, 1958-1974 135
7 Keys to Western Security, 1958-1974 137
8 The Cold War, 1958-1974 163
9 The New Left and the Cultural Revolution 184
Pt. III Politics in the Atlantic Community, from the mid-1970s to the 1990s 213
10 US Politics: Ford to Reagan 215
11 US Politics: Bush to Clinton 245
12 Germany: Divided and United 261
13 France: 1974 to the Present 288
14 Britain: 1974 to the Present 301
15 Italy and the Iberian Peninsula: 1979 to the Present 319
Pt. IV Transnational Cooperation and Conflict, 1975 to the Present 335
16 Keys to Western Security, 1975 to the Present 337
17 The Cold War: End and Aftermath 379
Index 403
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