International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Hardcover | January 15, 2013

EditorGeir Lundestad

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In International Relations Since the End of the Cold War many of the world's leading historians and historically oriented political scientists deal with the Cold War legacy and many of the new issues that have emerged since the end of the Cold War. Stewart Patrick sums up the most importantdevelopments in the post-Cold War world. John Oneal and John Mueller discuss the relationship between democracy and peace and what came first, democracy or peace. Melvyn Leffler, Jeremi Suri, and Vladimir O. Pechatnov take up the Cold War legacy as it relates to the United States and the SovietUnion/Russia. Odd Arne Westad reviews the relationship between the end of the Cold War and the end of the Third World. David Holloway and Olav Njolstad handle the role of nuclear weapons in the post-Cold War world. Paying special attention to the role of the old and new superpowers, with chapters on the UnitedStates (Jussi Hanhimaki), Russia (Vladislav Zubok), the European Union (Frederic Bozo), and China (Michael Cox and Chen Jian.) The chapters see the United States and China as the leading powers, but differ considerably on the respective roles of the two leading powers. In the introduction, theeditor, Geir Lundestad, discusses the post-Cold War years as a historical period compared to earlier periods in modern history; in the conclusion he speculates on what might be some dominant developments in the future.

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In International Relations Since the End of the Cold War many of the world's leading historians and historically oriented political scientists deal with the Cold War legacy and many of the new issues that have emerged since the end of the Cold War. Stewart Patrick sums up the most importantdevelopments in the post-Cold War world. John ...

Geir Lundestad has been the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute since 1990 and a Professor of International History at the University of Oslo since 1991. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. He has written several highly acclaimed books on international history in ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:January 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Geir Lundestad: Introduction: The PastThe International Level2. Stewart Patrick: The Evolving Structure of World Politics, 1991-20113. John Oneal: From Realism to the Liberal Peace: Twenty Years of Research on the Causes of War4. John Mueller: War, Democracy, and PeaceThe Cold War Legacy5. Melvyn P. Leffler: Victory: The 'State,' the 'West,' and the Cold War6. Jeremi Suri: The United States and the Cold War: Four Ideas that Shaped the Late Twentieth Century7. Vladimir O. Pechatnov: The Cold War and its Legacy8. Odd Arne Westad: Two Finales: How the End of the Third World and the End of the Cold War are LinkedThe Role of Nuclear Weapons9. David Holloway: Nuclear Weapons and International Relations since the End of the Cold War10. Olav Njolstad: The Development of the Arms Race and How We Think About ItOld and New Superpowers11. Jussi M. Hanhimaki: Between Primacy and Decline: Redefining America's Role in the Post-Cold War World12. Vladislav Zubok: Russia and the West: Twenty Difficult Years13. Frederic Bozo: The European Union at Twenty: Can Europe Be Saved?14. Chen Jian: China's Prolonged Rise: Legitimacy Challenges and Dilemmas in the Reform and Opening-Up Era15. Michael Cox: After the West? Towards a New International System?16. Geir Lundestad: Conclusion: The FutureIndex