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World Politics, 1945 - 2000

ISBN-10: 0582381223
ISBN-13: 9780582381223
Edition: 8th 2001 (Revised)
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Description: An enormously successful, comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of world history since the end of the Second World War. The 8 th and last ever edition of Calvocoressi's World Politics, is fully updated to provide a complete guide to the second  More...

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List price: $60.50
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

An enormously successful, comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of world history since the end of the Second World War. The 8 th and last ever edition of Calvocoressi's World Politics, is fully updated to provide a complete guide to the second half of the 20 th Century. Since the first edition in 1968, World Politics has established itself as a vital text for anyone involved in international politics or history. As world events happened, Calvocoressi added more and more to his book to maintain its status as a current and complete source. It is the only single volume book to give full international coverage and to be written in clear, succint and accessibly writing style.

List of maps
World Power and World Order
The superpowers
The onset of the Cold War
The division of Germany
Nato and the Soviet empire to the Cuban crisis
The arms race
The United States: unique but not omnipotent
The disintegration of the USSR
The triumph of Mao
China and the superpowers
Xinjiang and Tibet
World order
Preventing wars
Preventing economic disasters
A Third World--and a Fourth
Neutralism and realignments
Very small states
The law of the sea
Western Europe
Franco-German entente
Britain on the edge
European union (west)
European union (east-west)
The southern flank
Central and eastern Europe
Stalin's empire
After Stalin
End of empire
Yugoslavia and Albania
Federated Yugoslavia
Dissolution: Serbs, Croats and Slovenes
Partition: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Macedonia and Albania
Northern Ireland
The Basques
The Middle East
The Arabs and Israel to the Suez War
The creation of Israel
Arab revolutions
The Suez War
From Suez to the death of Nasser
The decline of Nasser and the Six-Day War
The destruction of Lebanon
The Yom Kippur War
Civil war
Camp David
Israel's invasion
Towards a Palestinian state
King Hussein's diplomacy
Israel's dilemma
Iran and Gulf Wars
Oil and nationalism
The shah and the ayatollah
Saddam Hussein
Kuwait and the Gulf War
The Arabian peninsula
The Saudi kingdom
The southern fringe
Britain and the Persian Gulf
The Kurds
The Shi'ites
Sectarian violence
The Indian sub-continent
The first partition
Northern borders: Tibet, Kashmir, the Himalayan states
The second partition
The Indo-Chinese peninsula
South-east Asia and ASEAN
Central Asia
Sri Lanka
North Africa
The Maghrib
Libya and Chad
West Africa
The coastal loop from Senegal to Benin
Landlocked: Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger
Central Africa
Rwanda and Burundi
West Central Africa
East Africa
The Horn
Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya
Africa's deep south
The legacy of Cecil Rhodes
Mozambique: Angola: Namibia
South Africa
Russians, Cubans, Chinese
The Malagasy Republic and the Indian Ocean
Botswana, Lesotho, Ngwane
The Homelands or Bantustans
South America
Mexico and Central America
Cuba and the Caribbean
Note: Guyana and Surinam
Key to United Nations missions (Map 4.1)

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