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The Making of the Contemporary World

Series Editor: Eric J. Evans, Ruth Henig

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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1-10 of 27 results in The Making of the Contemporary World
  1. Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

    2nd Edition

    By Beverley Milton-Edwards

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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....

    Published August 14th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Thatcher and Thatcherism

    3rd Edition

    By Eric J. Evans

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    This fully revised and updated third edition of Thatcher and Thatcherism examines the origins and impact of ‘Thatcherism’ as a cultural construct and an economic creed from the 1970s to the formation of a coalition government in 2010. Focusing on the career of Margaret Thatcher, Eric J. Evans...

    Published January 27th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Genocide since 1945

    By Philip Spencer

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published June 14th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Environmentalism since 1945

    By Gary Haq, Alistair Paul

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published September 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. China and the World since 1945

    An International History

    By Chi-kwan Mark

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published August 1st 2011 by Routledge

  6. International Economic Relations since 1945

    By Catherine R. Schenk

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    The international economy since 1945 has endured dramatic changes in its balance of power, from the early period of prosperity for industrialised nations, to the 2008/9 global crisis. In this volume Catherine Schenk outlines these huge changes, examines how the world’s economic leaders have tried...

    Published February 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Extreme Right in Europe

    By Paul Hainsworth

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    The Extreme Right in Western Europe is a concise introduction to one of the most persistent facets of late twentieth-century history, politics and society. The legacy of the Nazi era and the increasingly unacceptable face of extremism all militated against the success of far right-wing parties...

    Published March 25th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Southern Africa

    By Jonathan Farley

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Southern Africa surveys the contemporary history of the whole region encompassing economic, social, political, security, foreign policy, health, environmental and gender issues in one short succinct volume. Positioning the collapse of Portugal’s African Empire in the context of the region’s...

    Published January 31st 2008 by Routledge

  9. Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945

    3rd Edition

    By Peter Hinchcliffe, Beverley Milton-Edwards

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    This third edition of Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945 analyzes the nature of conflict in the Middle East, with its racial, ethnic, political, cultural, religious and economic factors. Throughout the book Peter Hinchcliffe and Beverley Milton-Edwards put the main conflicts into their wider...

    Published September 6th 2007 by Routledge

  10. US Foreign Policy since 1945

    2nd Edition

    By Alan Dobson, Alan P. Dobson, Steve Marsh, Steve Marsh

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    US Foreign Policy since 1945 is an essential introduction to postwar US foreign policy. It combines chronologic and thematic chapters to provide an historical account of US policy and to explore key questions about its design, control and effects. New features of this second edition...

    Published July 11th 2006 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond
    By Jefferson Adams
    To Be Published August 17th 2014

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