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East, West, North, South: Major Developments in International Politics Since 1945 / Edition 5

East, West, North, South: Major Developments in International Politics Since 1945 / Edition 5


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ISBN-13: 9781412907484
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.52(h) x (d)

About the Author

Geir Lundestad was born in 1945. He was professor of history and American Civilization at the University of Tromsø from 1974 to 1990. He has held fellowships at Harvard University (1978–79, 1983) and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC (1988–89).
Since 1990 Lundestad has been director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and permanent secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The Committe awards the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1991 he has also been adjunct professor of international history at the University of Oslo.
Lundestad has written numerous books and articles on the Cold War and on transatlantic relations. His most recent books are The Rise & Decline of the American ‘Empire’. Power and its Limits in Comparative Perspective (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) and, edited, International Relations Since the End of the Cold War. New & Old Dimensions (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Table of Contents

The World from 1945-1950
The Cold War in Europe, 1945-1949
The Cold War Becomes Global, 1945-1962
Detente Between East and West, 1962-1975
Renewed Tension Between East and West, 1975-1984
The End of the Cold War, 1984-1990
Major Powers and Local Conflicts after the Cold War, 1990-2004
The Arms Race, 1945-2004
Developments within the Western Bloc, 1945-2004
The Soviet Union/Russia and the (formerly) Communist Countries, 1945-2004
Decolonization Economic Relations between North and South, 1945-2004

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