The Origins of the Cold War / Edition 2

The Origins of the Cold War / Edition 2

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The Origins of the Cold War / Edition 2

The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Cold War.

Moving beyond earlier controversies, this edited collection focuses on the interaction between geopolitics and threat perception, technology and strategy, ideology and social reconstruction, national economic reform and patterns of international trade, and decolonization and national liberation. The editors also consider how and why the Cold War spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and how groups, classes and elites used the Cold War to further their own interests.

This second edition includes the newest research from the Communist side of the Cold War and the most recent debates on culture, race and the role of intelligence analysis. Also included is a completely new section dealing with the Cold War crises in Iran, Turkey and Greece and a guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415341103
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2005
Series: Rewriting Histories Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The International System and the Origins of the Cold War PART I SOVIET AND AMERICAN STRATEGY AND DIPLOMACY 2. National Security and US Foreign Policy 3. National Security and Soviet Foreign Policy 4. The Atomic Bomb and the Origins of the Cold War 5. The Soviet Union and the Origins of the Arms Race 6. American Policy and the Shifting Nuclear Balance PART II EUROPE AND THE COLD WAR 7. The European Dimension of the Cold War 8. British Policy and the Origins of the Cold War 9. Hegemony and Autonomy Within the Western Alliance 10 Hegemony and Repression in the Eastern Alliance PART III LINKING CENTER AND PERIPHERY 11. From Marshall Plan to the Third World 12. Japan and the Asian Periphery PART IV THE COLD WAR AND THE THIRD WORLD 13. The Iranian Crisis of 1946 and the Onset of the Cold War 14. Revolutionary Movements in Asia and the Cold War 15. Threat Perception and Chinese Communist Foreign Policy 16. The impact of the Cold War on Latin America EPILOGUE 17. The End of the Cold War

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