World of Nations The International Order since 1945

ISBN-10: 0195337573

ISBN-13: 9780195337570

Edition: 2nd 2009

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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.
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List price: $69.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

William R. Keylor is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University.

The First and Second Worlds
The Emergence of the Bipolar World
The Formation of the Soviet Satellite Empire
Czechoslovakia between East and West
The Anomaly of Yugoslavia
Early Western Concerns about Soviet Expansionism
Confrontation at the Periphery: Iran, Turkey, Greece
The British Withdrawal, the Truman Doctrine, and "Containment"
The European Recovery Program
The Political Consequences of the Marshall Plan
The Division of Germany
The Creation of the Postwar International Economic Order: Bretton Woods
The Creation of a Global Collective Security System: The United Nations
The Creation of an Atlantic Security System: NATO
The Militarization of Containment
Nuclear Anxieties and the Shadow of NSC-68
From Cold War to Hot War
The French Scheme for Western European Military Integration
The French Scheme for Western European Economic Integration
New Leadership in Washington and Moscow
The Evolution of American Military Strategy under Eisenhower
The Demise of EDC and the Rearmament of West Germany
The Tortuous Path to European Economic Cooperation
The "Thaw" in East-West Relations after the Death of Stalin
The Consequences of De-Stalinization in the Satellites
The Extension of the Cold War to the "Third World"
The Contest for Strategic Superiority
Berlin: The Bone in Khrushchev's Throat
The Summit That Never Was
The Wall Comes Up
The Rise and Fall of Detente
The Challenge of Arms Control
"Blowing in the Wind": The Limited Test Ban Treaty
Preserving the Nuclear Oligopoly: The Non-Proliferation Treaty
Nuclear Parity and Mutual Assured Destruction
The Road to SALT I
Europe between the Superpowers: De Gaulle's Grand Design
Ostpolitik: West Germany Looks East
Helsinki: A European Security Agreement at Last
The Failure of SALT II and the Renewal of the Arms Race
The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Empire
The Changing of the Guard in the Kremlin
Breakthrough in Arms Control
The Liberation of the Satellites
The Reunification of Germany and the Breakup of the Warsaw Pact
The Disappearance of the Soviet Union
The Ordeal of the Non-Russian Successor States
Unrest and Patriotic Fervor in the Russian Federation
The Fading Dream of Arms Control
European Unity and Disunity
France's Campaign to Lead a "Europe of States"
The Expansion and Deepening of the Community
The Relaunching of the European Idea
The Elusive Quest for Security Cooperation
The Resurgence of Ethnic Conflict
The Third World
The Evolution of Inter-American Relations
The Formation of a Hemispheric Security System
The Revival of U.S. Interventionism: Guatemala, 1954
"Yankee, Go Home!"
Kennedy's Alliance for Progress
The Cuban Revolution
The Bay of Pigs Fiasco
Thirteen Days That Changed the World
The Specter of Castro and the Demise of the Alliance for Progress
Marxism and Despotism in Chile
Dictatorship, Development, and Human Rights
The Nicaraguan Revolution and Its Consequences
The Latin American Debt Crisis of the Eighties
The Turn toward Neoliberalism and Regional Economic Cooperation
The War on Drugs
Backlash against the "Washington Consensus"
The Advance of Democratic Institutions
The Return of Regional Stability to Central America
The Reluctant Gendarme of the Hemisphere after the Cold War
East Asia Recuperates From the Ravages of War
The Chinese Civil War
The Korean War and Its Repercussions for the Far East
From Hiroshima to Japan, Inc.: The Asian Model of Economic Growth
The Rise of the East Asian Tigers
The United States and the "Two Chinas"
The Disintegration of the Sino-Soviet Alliance
China Turns to the West
Deng Xiaoping and China's Great Awakening
Asia's New Economic Superpower
The Reemergence of the "Hermit Nation"
Japan: Economic Problems and Regional Threats
Cold War and Nonalignment in South and Southeast Asia
The Agony of Indochina: The French Phase
The Agony of Indochina: The American Phase
The Bloody Aftermath of the Vietnam War
The Pacification of Cambodia
Indonesia's Bid for a Regional Role
From the "Emergency" in Malaya to the Emergence of Malaysia
Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in the Philippines
India's Quest for a "Third Way"
The Agony of Afghanistan
Continuing Instability and Insecurity on the Indian Subcontinent
The Search for a Southeast Asian Security System
Regional Rivalries and East-West Conflicts in the Middle East
The Establishment of the Jewish State
The Road to Suez
Nasserism and the Crises in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq
The Renewal of the Arab-Israeli Conflict after Suez
The Unfolding of the Arab-Israeli "Peace Process"
The Iranian Revolution, the Iran-Iraq War, and the Intifada
The Context and Consequences of the Gulf War
The Making of a Quagmire
Iran after Khomeini
The Revival of Hope for Regional Peace and Stability
The Return of Political Unrest and Armed Conflict in Lebanon
Africa: The Travails of Independence
The Fragility of Nationhood: The Congo Crisis and the Nigerian Civil War
The Curse of Underdevelopment
The Persistence of "Neo-Imperialism"
Competing Territorial Claims in the Sahara
The Cold War and the End of the Portuguese African Empire
Superpower Rivalry and Regional Conflict on the Horn of Africa
Ethnic Tensions and Political Instability in Northeast Africa
The Collapse of White Minority Rule in the South
War and Genocide in Central Africa
Nigeria's Bid for Regional Leadership in West Africa
The Maghreb: The Islamic Revival and the Quest for Regional Identity
The Campaign for Continental Economic Integration and Development
Epilogue: A World of Nations in the Era of Globalization
The Unfettered Flow of Information, Goods, and Money
Toward a Global Culture or Americanization?
Health, Environmental Protection, Human Rights, and Peace: The Influence of International Nongovernmental Organizations
Terrorism as a Response to Globalization
The Persistence of National Identity and the Power of the Nation-State
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