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World Politics since 1945
     

World Politics since 1945

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by Peter Calvocoressi
 

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“The most lucid, comprehensive, intelligent and reliable account of post-war modern history on the market.”                                    Teaching Politics

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“The most lucid, comprehensive, intelligent and reliable account of post-war modern history on the market.”                                    Teaching Politics

   “The book compels admiration for its thoroughness, its scope, the masterly ordering of its immense material.”                                                            The Sunday Times

The ninth edition of this enormously successful standard work has been expanded to take into account the developments of the last 10 years, including the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sudan; the accelerating emergence of India and China as major powers; the major political developments in Latin America, including the rise and perhaps fall of Chavez in Venezuela; the march of globalisation and the popular protest movements against; the expansion eastwards of the European Union; instability in the Middle East and the question of oil and energy supply.

Marked throughout by Calvocoressi’s characteristic erudition and elegance, World Politics since 1945 is essential reading for those who need to understand the great sweeps of contemporary history

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New edition of a study of how the Cold war dictated the pattern of world politics for most of this half-century. Covering 55 years, Calvocoressi (expert in the field of international relations) begins with an introduction that surveys the major themes of the period. He then provides 25 chapters that discuss world power and world order, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and America. Contains about 30 b&w maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781317863595
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
856
File size:
5 MB

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Peter Calvocoressi (who turns 97 this year) has had a remarkable life. During the war he worked at Bletchley Park as part of the Ultra intelligence team; he was sent to Nuremberg by the Joint Intelligence Committee, where he provided advice to the four chief prosecutors; in the post-war period he succeeded Arnold Toynbee and wrote the annual survey for the Royal Institute of International Affairs; from 1961 to 1971 he was on the council of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and served as chair of their Africa Bureau; during the same period he served on the United Nations Working Group on Minorities; on top of which he managed to develop distinguished ancillary careers in publishing, journalism, academia, and, of course, as an author of over twenty books

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