Governance and the Quest for Security (Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present Series)

Governance and the Quest for Security (Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present Series)

by Ruud Van Dijk

Hardcover(Library Binding)

$23.95

Overview

Since the End of World War II, the world has transformed in profound, far-reaching ways. The dismantling of European empires after the war led to decolonization, and the realignment of WWII allies led to conflict between superpowers. As the Cold War heated up, two ideologies-capitalism and communism-shaped daily life and international affairs. And as it wound down, a tidal wave of globalization paved new avenues for growth but wrought even new sources of conflict-between wealthier and poorer nations, between the Global South and the Global North. The Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present offers students an accessible guide to these transformations. In a compelling narrative style, the human story of our planet's most recent history comes to life. This volume, Governance and the Quest for Security, explores the approach the Allies took in rebuilding the broken postwar world-including creating such institutions as the World Bank and the United Nations-and the escalation of tensions in the Cold War. Decolonization also takes center stage: while offering hope to many of the world's people, gaining independence brought challenges still felt today. The volume concludes by examining how the Cold War gave way to pressures from globalization and ongoing threats from regional conflicts and terrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422236383
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Making of the Modern World: 1945 to the Present Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series Introduction 6

Chapter 1 From War to Cold War 9

Chapter 2 The "High Cold War," 1947-1962 17

Chapter 3 Globalization's Challenge to the Cold War Order, 1963-1988 31

Chapter 4 The World Order Challenged, 1990-2015 45

Timeline 54

Further Research 59

Index 60

Photo Credits 63

About the Author and Advisor 64

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