World Politics since 1945 [NOOK Book]


“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 ...

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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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317863595
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 856
  • Sales rank: 1,391,619
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

About the author:

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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Table of Contents

List of maps

Pt. 1 The Cold War 1

1 The Cold War 1

Pt. 2 The Far East 93

2 Japan 95

3 China 108

4 Korea 149

Pt. 3 Europe remodelled 155

5 Western Europe 157

6 Central and eastern Europe 224

7 Yugoslavia and Albania 262

Pt. 4 The Middle East 305

8 Islam 307

9 Turkey 309

10 The Arabs and Israel to the Suez War 315

11 From Suez to the death of Nasser 335

12 The destruction of Lebanon 346

13 Towards a Palestinian state 364

14 Iran and Gulf Wars 376

15 The Arabian peninsula 405

Pt. 5 South Asia 425

16 The Indian sub-continent 427

17 The Indo-Chinese peninsula 454

18 South-east Asia and ASEAN 471

19 Afghanistan 493

Pt. 6 Africa 505

20 General 507

21 North Africa 509

22 West Africa 525

23 Central Africa 553

24 East Africa 571

25 Africa's deep south 596

26 Russians, Cubans, Chinese 645

Pt. 7 Latin America 667

27 South America 669

28 Central America 706

29 Cuba and the Caribbean 721

Pt. 8 World order 737

30 World order 739

Appendix The sovereign state 800

Index 803

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