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Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq

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ISBN-10: 0745325416

ISBN-13: 9780745325415

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kees Van Der Pijl

List price: $42.00
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Providing aspects of the globalisation debate that's been thrown into relief by the Iraq War: the question of rivalry versus unity in the 'international community', this book analyses post-WWII historical process in terms of the evolving heartland/contender state divide and its legacies, and talks about European integration.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 8/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 5.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

List of Tables and Figures
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Fractures and Faultlines in the Global Political Economy
The Making of the 'West' and the Contender State Challenge
Systemic and Transnational Rivalries
Industrial Competition and Capitalist Discipline
Integration and Rivalry in Europe and the Middle East
Cold War Antecedents of European Integration
Anglo-American Redistribution and State Formation in the Middle East
The Resurrection of the Strong State in France
America's Crusade in Asia and the Euro-Atlantic Rift
The Illusion of an Atlantic Europe
Asian Killing Fields: Indo-China and Indonesia
Gaullist France and the Remaking of the Post-War Atlantic Order
The Spectre of Social and Economic Democracy
May 1968 and the New Freedom
The Middle East and OPEC as New Contenders
The Drive for a New International Economic Order
Transnational Rivalries and the Neoliberal Turn
Contending Forces in the Strategy of Tension
Disciplining the Heartland in the Interregnum
Neoliberal Civil Society against the State
From Pinochet to the Reagan Doctrine
Latin America's Contender State Experience and Atlantic Rivalry
Oligarchic Privatisation in the Debt Trap
Attacking the Weak Links of the 'Third World': Africa and Central America
The Rapallo Syndrome and the Demise of the Soviet Union
The USSR as a Contender State
Atlantic Rivalries in the New Cold War
Rival Responses to Gorbachev's New Look
America over Europe in the Balkans Crisis
Social Forces in the Clinton Globalisation Offensive
Rival Responses to the Crisis in Yugoslavia
Americanisation of the European Union against the United States?
The Rise of China as the New Contender
China's Reintegration into the Capitalist World Economy
The Asian Crisis and the Disruption of the Japan-centred Order
The Asia-Pacific Geopolitical Triangle-The US, Japan and China
Energy Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Era
From 'Iran-Contra' to the First Gulf War
Struggles over Caspian Energy Resources and the 'New Silk Road'
Afghanistan, 11 September, and the Invasion of Iraq
From Human Rights to the Global State of Emergency
The Aesthetics of Imperialist Geopolitics
Rival Concepts of Human Rights
From Humanitarian 'Just Wars' to the Global War on Terror
References
Index
About the Author