A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945 / Edition 5

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Taking a thematic approach, Derek Urwin addresses the major political and economic developments in western Europe since World War II, right up to the present day. The book covers issues and developments in national politics, and the movement towards greater unity in Western Europe and the role of Europe in global politics and in the international economy. The text has been revised throughout and updated to take account of the political consequences of the ending of the Cold War and the troubled progress of European integration since Maastricht. The Fifth Edition has lost nothing of its predecessor's clarity and accessibility and in its updated form will win the book a host of new admirers.

Describes political developments in Europe from the aftermath of World War II to the decline of the Soviet empire.

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'Digests of postwar history abound, but I have yet to come across one better-written or more inclusive'

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'Digests of postwar history abound, but I have yet to come across one better-written or more inclusive'

Times Educational Supplement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582253742
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/2/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

1. List of Maps. 2.Preface and Acknowledgements. 3. List of Abbreviations. 4. Parameters and Perspectives
5.The Resistance in the Postwar World. 6.Problems of Reconstruction. 7. The Revival of Political Competition. 8. Cold War and Atlantic Alliance. 9. The Rebirth of Germany. 10. Integration: the Postwar Beginning. 11. Cold War to Thaw. 12. Road to Rome. 13. The Death of Colonialism. 14. The Golden Economic Summer. 15. Political Stability and Consensus. 16. A Seesaw of Detente and Tension. 17.What Kind of Europe? 18. Alienation and Protest. 19. From Detente to New Cold War. 20. Economic Dilemmas and Problems. 21 The Extension of Democracy in Southern Europe. 22. The Political Mosaic: a Politics of Uncertainty? 23. The Enlarged Community. 24. The Improbable Decade. 25. Altered States. 26. Requiescat in Pace: Cold War Western Europe. 27. Bibliography. 28. Maps. 29. Index.

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