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The Soviet Union in World Politics

Coexistence, Revolution and Cold War, 1945–1991, 1st Edition

By Geoffrey Roberts

Routledge

144 pages

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Description

The Soviet Union in World Politics provides an introductory history of Soviet foreign policy and international relations from 1945 to the end of the Cold War and the break up of the USSR. The book summarizes historical and political controversies about Soviet foreign policy and brings the latest research to bear on these debates.

The Soviet Union in World Politics interprets the latest evidence available from the Soviet archives and includes

* summaries of the main events in Soviet Policy from 1917-1945

* a framework for student discussion of relevant issues

* guides to further reading and research

* exploration of the role of ideology in the Cold War

* discussion of Stalin's role in the formulation of policy.

Reviews

'An excellent short survey of Soviet foreign poiicy to the collapse of the USSR.' - Robert V. Daniels, Universoty of Vermount.

Table of Contents

1. History: A Revolutionary State in World Politics 2. Diplomacy: The Soviet Origins of the Cold War, 1945–1947 3. Ideology: Stalin and Soviet Foreign Policy, 1948–1953 4. Decision-Making: Khrushchev, Crisis and the Cold War, 1953–1964

About the Series

The Making of the Contemporary World

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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HISTORY / General