Ending The Cold War / Edition 1

Ending The Cold War / Edition 1

by Richard K. Herrmann
     
 

Ending the Cold War is the product of a 'Who’s Who' of scholars writing on one of the most important periods in recent history. The volume is well-framed by the editors, and the chapters are structured around a common approach that combines theoretical sophistication with impressive empirical grounding. Making good use of new knowledge available

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Ending the Cold War is the product of a 'Who’s Who' of scholars writing on one of the most important periods in recent history. The volume is well-framed by the editors, and the chapters are structured around a common approach that combines theoretical sophistication with impressive empirical grounding. Making good use of new knowledge available from documents and from interviews with key participants, this book will be valuable for scholars and accessible to students. Ending the Cold War will help sharpen the ongoing debate about an extraordinary series of events.”—James M. Goldgeier, George Washington University

"Ending the Cold War is analytically coherent and empirically original, enhancing our understanding of a transition of enormous magnitude for both the theory and practice of international relations. The book advances the debate by focusing on key turning points and pondering neglected counterfactuals, as it weighs the relative importance of power, ideas, and leadership. By far the best and most stimulating book to date on the subject, Ending the Cold War will be profitably read by scholars, policy makers, and students of international relations."—Robert D. English, University of Southern California and author of Russia and the Idea of the West

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403963833
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/01/2004
Series:
New Visions in Security Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Richard K. Herrmann is Director of the Mershon Center and Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University. Richard Ned Lebow is James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government, Dartmouth College.

Table of Contents

What Was The Cold War? When and Why Did it End?--Richard K. Herrmann & Richard Ned Lebow
Turning Points and Causes * Gorbachev and the End of the Cold War--Archie Brown
• Regional Conflicts as Turning Points: The Soviet and American Withdrawal from Afghanistan, Angola and Nicaragua--Richard K. Herrmann
• Turning Points in Arms Control--Matthew Evangelista
• The Emancipation of Eastern Europe--Jacques Lévesque
• German Unification--James A. Davis & William H. Wohlforth
Comparing Turning Points and Causes * Leadership and the End of the Cold War: A Counterfactual Thought Experiment--George W. Breslauer & Richard Ned Lebow
• Why did the Cold War End?--Richard Ned Lebow & Janice Gross Stein
• Learning from the End of the Cold War--Richard K. Herrmann

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