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The Making of the Contemporary World


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The Making of the Contemporary World series provides accessible interpretations of contemporary issues and debates within strongly defined historical frameworks. The range of the series is global, with each volume drawing together material from a range of disciplines - including economics, politics and sociology. The books in this series present compact, indispensable introductions for students studying the modern world.

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International Economic Relations since 1945

International Economic Relations since 1945

2nd Edition

Forthcoming

By Catherine R. Schenk
June 17, 2021

This second edition has been updated to include an assessment of economic relations up to the Covid-19 pandemic. It focuses on three main threads that tie national economies together: flows of goods, of people and of finance. Since the end of the Second World War, the international economy ...

Thatcher and Thatcherism

Thatcher and Thatcherism

4th Edition

By Eric J. Evans
July 19, 2018

This revised, expanded and updated fourth edition of Thatcher and Thatcherism examines the origins and impact of ‘Thatcherism’ both as a cultural construct and an economic creed from the 1970s to the formation of a coalition government in 2010. New to this edition is an extended exploration of ...

War and Warfare since 1945

War and Warfare since 1945

1st Edition

By Sterling M. Pavelec
August 01, 2017

Beginning with an exploration into the question of what war is, War and Warfare since 1945 provides a chronological analysis of military history since the end of World War II extending through to an analysis of the limits of modern warfare in the nuclear age with the purpose of examining why war ...

United Nations in the Contemporary World

United Nations in the Contemporary World

1st Edition

By David J. Whittaker
September 18, 1997

Fifty years after the creation of the United Nations, there exists a vigorous debate as to its limitations and possibilities. In United Nations in the Contemporary World, David J. Whittaker examines how the UN works and assesses its position as a world organisation.The author explores the nature of...

The International Economy since 1945

The International Economy since 1945

1st Edition

By Sidney Pollard
June 26, 1997

In The International Economy Since 1945, Sidney Pollard describes the most important global developments in economics during the last half century. In this comprehensive history the author covers all geographical regions and considers the effects of the major countries on each other. The ...

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond

1st Edition

By Jefferson Adams
August 19, 2014

Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond looks at the many events, personalities, and controversies in the field of intelligence and espionage since the end of World War II. A crucial but often neglected topic, strategic intelligence took on added significance during the protracted ...

The Uniting of Europe From Consolidation to Enlargement

The Uniting of Europe: From Consolidation to Enlargement

2nd Edition

By Stanley Henig
October 03, 2002

The Uniting of Europe provides an accessible introduction to the history of European integration and places European unification within a wider political and economic context The book shows how institutional developments have been conditioned by wider international considerations. The Uniting of ...

Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

2nd Edition

By Beverley Milton-Edwards
August 15, 2013

Featuring a brand new examination of Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Arab Spring, this fully revised and updated second edition of Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 analyzes the roots and emergence of Islamic movements in the modern world and the main thinkers that inspired them. ...

China and the World since 1945 An International History

China and the World since 1945: An International History

1st Edition

By Chi-kwan Mark
August 02, 2011

The emergence of China as a dominant regional power with global influence is a significant phenomenon in the twenty-first century. Its origin could be traced back to 1949 when the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong came to power and vowed to transform China and the world. After the ‘century ...

Environmentalism since 1945

Environmentalism since 1945

1st Edition

By Gary Haq, Alistair Paul
September 22, 2011

Today environmental issues are part of daily life, a feature of the modern world almost everyone now recognises. Contemporary environmentalism has promoted a way of speaking and thinking about the environment that was not possible or imaginable decades ago. Environmentalism Since 1945 provides a ...

States and Nationalism in Europe since 1945

States and Nationalism in Europe since 1945

1st Edition

By Malcolm Anderson
August 10, 2000

An examination of the ceaseless controversies surrounding ideas of nation and nationalism, showing that they are very far from dead in twenty-first century Europe. Beginning by defining these terms and setting out theories and concepts clearly and concisely, this book analyses the impact of ...

Genocide since 1945

Genocide since 1945

1st Edition

By Philip Spencer
June 15, 2012

In 1948 the United Nations passed the Genocide Convention. The international community was now obligated to prevent or halt what had hitherto, in Winston Churchill’s words, been a "crime without a name", and to punish the perpetrators. Since then, however, genocide has recurred repeatedly. Millions...

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