International Relations Since 1945

Paperback | February 12, 2013

byJohn W. Young, John Kent

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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 globalfinancial 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. Online Resource CentreThe text is also supported by an Online Resource Centre which includes:For students: biographies of key figures; links to international relations documents; maps of key regions; self test questions; annotated further reading guide; interactive timeline.For lecturers: PowerPoint slides; question bank.

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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 presid...

John W. Young is with the School of History at the University of Nottingham, UK. John Kent is in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:792 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:February 12, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199693064

ISBN - 13:9780199693061

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Part I: The Origins and Development of the Cold War 1945-53Introduction1. Tensions in the Grand Alliance and the Growing Confrontation, 1945-472. Two Worlds East and West, 1945-483. Empire, Cold War, and Decolonisation, 1945-534. The Cold War Intensifies: Containment Superseded, 1948-53Part II: Cold War: Crises and Change, 1953-63Introduction5. Soviet-American Relations: Avoiding Hot Water and the Search for Stability6. Maintaining the Spheres of Influence7. Fighting the Cold War: The Offensive Strategies8. Collapsing Empires: The Cold War Battle for Hearts and Minds, 1953-63Part III: The Cold War of Peaceful Co-Existence and the Rise of Multipolarity, 1963-71Introduction9. The Eastern and Western Blocs in the 1960s10. The Vietnam War11. Other Regional ConflictsPart IV: The Detente Era, 1972-80Introduction12. An Era of Negotiations, 1972-7313. Stagflation and the Trials of Detente, 1973-7614. Detente in Decline, 1977-7915. The Return to Confrontation, 1979-80Part V: From Confrontation to Communist Collapse, 1981-89Introduction16. The 'Second' Cold War, 1981-8517. Middle East Conflicts in the 1980s18. Instability in Latin America19. The Decline of the Cold War, 1985-89Part VI: The Post-Cold War World, 1990-2001Introduction20. Europe and the Former Soviet Union21. US Predominance and the Search for a Post-Cold War Order22. Stability and Instability in the Developing WorldPart VII: The Age of Terror, 2001-2012Introduction23. The 'War on Terror' and the War in Afghanistan24. The Iraq War and the Middle East25. The Shifting Global Balance