The World Since 1945

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF GLOBAL CHANGE FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT DAY The world since 1945 has witnessed fundamental changes, notably the increasing influence of the West - particularly the USA - in a variety of spheres, the emergence and ...

The World Since 1945

THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF GLOBAL CHANGE FROM 1945 TO THE PRESENT DAY The world since 1945 has witnessed fundamental changes, notably the increasing influence of the West - particularly the USA - in a variety of spheres, the emergence and collapse of the USSR, the end of colonial empire in Asia and Africa and the escalation of wars and other conflicts in the Third World. In this incisive survey T. E. Vadney examines the key events without ever neglecting the underlying trends. He explores therapid changes in the Middle East, the end of apartheid in South Africa and the aims of American foreign policy. He concludes with a new epilogue in which he examines the direction of post-1945 history as the world enters the twenty-first century.

The World Since 1945

The World Since 1945 traces the major political, economic, and ideological patterns that have evolved in the global arena from the end of World War II to the present day.The sixth edition of this widely acclaimed textbook'thoroughly updated ...

The World Since 1945

The World Since 1945 traces the major political, economic, and ideological patterns that have evolved in the global arena from the end of World War II to the present day.The sixth edition of this widely acclaimed textbook'thoroughly updated throughout'continues to provide not only the background that students need in order to understand current international relations, but also new material on politics around the world. Among the current topics covered in this edition are the expansion of the European Union, the impasse in Palestinian-Israeli relations, the rightward movement in Russian politics, and the impact of the expanding Chinese economy on trade relations, military power, and the environment. A new chapter is devoted to the global consequences of the September 11 terrorist attacks.Beautifully written and student friendly, The World Since 1945 has made its place as the text of choice in scores of world history and introductory IR courses.Wayne C. McWilliams and Harry Piotrowski are emeritus professors in the Department of History at Towson University.Contents: Introduction. The Origins of the Cold War. The End of World War II and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. The Cold War Institutionalized. The Cold War in Asia: A Change of Venue. Confrontation and Coexistence. Nationalism and the End of Colonialism. Decolonization in Asia. Decolonization in Africa. The Middle East: The Arab-Israeli Conflict. The Shifting Sands of Global Power. The Communist World After Stalin. The War in Indochina. Detente and the End of Bipolarity. The Third World. Problems of Economic Development in the Third World. Africa. Latin America. The People's Republic of China and Taiwan. The Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. Transition to a New Era. Japan, Korea, and East Asian Economic Development. The Globalization of the Economy. The Soviet Union: From Perestroika to the Retreat from Empire. The Nuclear Arms Race. September 11 and Its Consequences. Epilogue: The End of the Post?World War II Era.

China and the World Since 1945

This book examines China’s changing relations with the two superpowers, Asian neighbours, Third World countries, and European powers.

China and the World Since 1945

The emergence of China as a dominant regional power with global influence is a significant phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Its origin could be traced back to 1949 when the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong came to power and vowed to transform China and the world. After the ‘century of humiliation’, China was in constant search of a new identity on the world stage. From alliance with the Soviet Union in the 1950s, China normalized relations with America in the 1970s and embraced the global economy and the international community since the 1980s. This book examines China’s changing relations with the two superpowers, Asian neighbours, Third World countries, and European powers. China and the World since 1945 offers an overview of China’s involvement in the Korean War, the Sino-Soviet split, Sino-American rapprochement, the end of the Cold War, and globalization. It assess the roles of security, ideology, and domestic politics in Chinese foreign policy and provides a synthesis of the latest archival-based research on China’s diplomatic history and Cold War international history This engaging new study examines the rise of China from a long-term historical perspective and will be essential to students of Chinese history and contemporary international relations.

The World Since 1945

This brief book stresses the profound global transformation that has occurred since 1945 as a result of the collapse of the remaining great colonial empires, and the emergence of nation-states throughout the world.

The World Since 1945

This brief book stresses the profound global transformation that has occurred since 1945 as a result of the collapse of the remaining great colonial empires, and the emergence of nation-states throughout the world. Its thematic emphasis makes clear as well the importance of the Cold War in influencing the process by which these nation-states sought to create new ideals and new institutions—to insure order and justice within their boundaries, and find places within the international community. The book also links the new nation-states in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, with the ethnic conflicts, local wars, and terrorist movements that became increasingly prevalent toward the end of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. For a world-historical perspective on contemporary civilization.

The World Since 1945

The new edition has been thoroughly revised to fully reflect developments in the history and historiography of the post-war world, and features five new chapters on the post-Cold War world, covering topics including: - The rise and fall of ...

The World Since 1945

A masterly synthesis of the history of the contemporary world, The World Since 1945 offers the ideal introduction to the events of the period between the end of the Second World War and the present day. P. M. H. Bell and Mark Gilbert balance a clear narrative with in-depth analysis to guide the reader through the aftermath of the Second World War, the Cold War, decolonization, Détente and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, up to the on-going ethnic strife and political instability of the 21st century. The new edition has been thoroughly revised to fully reflect developments in the history and historiography of the post-war world, and features five new chapters on the post-Cold War world, covering topics including: - The rise and fall of American hegemony - The decline of Europe - The rise of Asia - Political Islam as a global force - The role of human rights The World Since 1945 challenges us to better understand what happened and why in the post-war period and shows the ways in which the past continues to exercise a profound influence on the present. It is essential reading for any student of contemporary history.

The World Since 1945

Keith Robbins' concise, accessible and stimulating book offers the perfect framework for making sense of the political and social developments of world history since 1945.

The World Since 1945

Keith Robbins' concise, accessible and stimulating book offers the perfect framework for making sense of the political and social developments of world history since 1945. By constructing an underlying theme that looks at the tension between the world conceived as a unity and as a diversity, Robbins discusses the impulse towards globalisation in the aftermath of the Second World War, the divisions inherent in the Cold War, and the shifting allegiances and conflicts in the decades that followed.

America and the World Since 1945

STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY HISTORY Series Editors: T. G. Fraser and J. O.
Springhall PUBLISHED THE ARAB-ISRAELICONFLICT T. G. Fraser AMERICA
AND THE WORLD SINCE 1945 T. G. Fraser and Donette Murray THE ULSTER ...

America and the World Since 1945

American foreign policy is fundamental to any understanding of how the post-war world has been shaped. This insightful and wide-ranging book analyses the policies pursued by each presidency from that of Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and reviews the far-reaching consequences of these actions. Taking into account the most recent research and scholarly interpretations, T. G. Fraser and Donette Murray examine the priorities of each successive administration and how these have had to adapt under the pressure of events on a global scale. America and the World since 1945 - focuses on the origins and course of the Cold War - explains major crises and developments, such as the Truman Doctrine, the nature of containment, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin, arms control and detente - features analysis of how America became involved in armed conflict, as in Korea, the Gulf, the Balkans and Vietnam - looks at American action in relation to the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as interventions in Latin America and Africa - traces the evolution of policy towards China - studies conventional diplomacy alongside the use of intelligence and covert activity - examines the dynamics of the post-Cold War world Clear in its approach, this book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in America's relationship with the rest of the world from the end of the Second World War up to the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in September 2001.

Development and Disorder

A contemporary history of the Third World that explains why most of these countries failed to develop in ways which benefit the majority of their populations.

Development and Disorder

A contemporary history of the Third World that explains why most of these countries failed to develop in ways which benefit the majority of their populations.

The World Since 1945

Produced for undergraduate unit AIH108 (The world after the war : 1945 - 1991) offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education's School of History, Heritage and Society in Deakin University's Flexible Learning Program.

The World Since 1945

Produced for undergraduate unit AIH108 (The world after the war : 1945 - 1991) offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education's School of History, Heritage and Society in Deakin University's Flexible Learning Program.

The World Since 1945

This text discusses key concepts & traces the main themes that have shaped the post war world.

The World Since 1945

International institutions, the world economy, & predominant ideas & beliefs have all undergone major changes over the second half of the 20th century. This text discusses key concepts & traces the main themes that have shaped the post war world.

One World Divisible

Above all, peace in the West has been offset by wars of unbelievable murderousness elsewhere. Reynolds' account is both an overview of the trends underlying this spectacular and awful variety, and an insight into the lives led in its midst.

One World Divisible

The second half of the twentieth century was dominated by the unfolding drama of the Cold War, from the Berlin blockade to the fall of the Berlin Wall. A booming global economy has had its sinister shadow in the apparently insoluble crises that havebeset much of the Third World. Above all, peace in the West has been offset by wars of unbelievable murderousness elsewhere. Reynolds' account is both an overview of the trends underlying this spectacular and awful variety, and an insight into the lives led in its midst.

World Politics since 1945

“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 ...

World Politics since 1945

“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

The Military History of the Third World Since 1945

This short introductory reference guide is the only study available that concentrates on important military trends in the Third World since 1945 and assesses their significance for the United States and the world.

The Military History of the Third World Since 1945

This short introductory reference guide is the only study available that concentrates on important military trends in the Third World since 1945 and assesses their significance for the United States and the world.

A Concise History of the World Since 1945

After World War II, newly independent states faced daunting competition in their
quest to afford a reasonable quality of life for ... The end of old-style territorial
empire and the proliferation of sovereign nation-states since 1945 has
inaugurated a ...

A Concise History of the World Since 1945


A World of Nations

Much more than a simple account of the long struggle between the two superpowers, this vibrant text opens with chapters exploring the development of regional conflicts--ethnic, religious, cultural, economic, and military--that dominated ...

A World of Nations

Now updated to address recent developments in the post-9/11 world, A World of Nations, Second Edition, provides an analytical narrative of the origins, evolution, and end of the Cold War. Much more than a simple account of the long struggle between the two superpowers, this vibrant text opens with chapters exploring the development of regional conflicts--ethnic, religious, cultural, economic, and military--that dominated international relations until the breakup of the Soviet Union. The final chapters examine the war on terror and the salience of interstate and transnational conflicts in the era of globalization. In engaging, compelling language, author William R. Keylor provides a genuinely international history of this turbulent period. Designed to serve the needs of both political scientists and historians, the new edition has been reorganized along regional lines while still maintaining the chronological approach of the previous edition. Building on its historical foundation, the second edition discusses International Relation theory and explores such timely critical topics as human rights, environmental issues, NGOs, immigration, and international terrorism. In addition, numerous new photographs and helpful maps animate the text, drawing students into this dynamic subject. Thoroughly revised and even more relevant in its second edition, A World of Nations offers a riveting exploration of international relations as they have evolved from the Second World War to the present. It is ideal for political science courses on international relations, as well as courses on the history of U.S. foreign policy, European diplomatic history, the history of international relations, and world history since 1945.

The World Since 1945

The World Since 1945


International Relations Since 1945

International Relations since 1945 offers undergraduate students a comprehensive and accessible introduction to global political history since World War II. Clearly structured, and with a balance of description and analysis, the text is ...

International Relations Since 1945

International Relations since 1945 offers undergraduate students a comprehensive and accessible introduction to global political history since World War II. The new edition is comprehensively updated to cover the period between 2001 and 2012. Discussing the World Trade Center attacks and concluding with the run up to the 2012 US presidential elections, a new final section outlines broad developments including the changing world order and the global financial crises. Three new chapters look at terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers including China.Student learning is supported by a range of helpful learning features including biographies of key figures and chronologies of events.New to this edition A new final section covering the period between 2001 and 2012 outlines broad developments including changes in the international order and financial crises.Three new chapters add material on terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers.