A World of Nations: The International Order Since 1945

Paperback | July 15, 2008

byWilliam R. Keylor

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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 openswith 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 conflictsin 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 Relationtheory 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 thehistory of U.S. foreign policy, European diplomatic history, the history of international relations, and world history since 1945.

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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 openswith chapters exploring the development of r...

William R. Keylor received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.A. and Ph.D in history from Columbia University. He is Professor of History and International Relations at Boston University, where he chaired its Department of History from 1988 to 2000 and currently directs its International History Institute. He has been the rec...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.25 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart One: The First and Second World Wars1. The Emergence of the Bipolar World2. The Militarization of Containment3. The Rise and Fall of Detente4. The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Empire5. European Unite and DisunityPart Two: The Third World6. The Evolution of Inter-American Relations7. East Asia Recuperates from the Ravages of War8. Cold War and Non-Alignment in South and Southeast Asia9. Regional Rivalries and East-West Conflicts in the Middle East10. Africa: the Travails of IndependenceEpilogue: A World of Nations in the Era of GlobalizationBibliography