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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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11-20 of 28 results in The Making of the Contemporary World
  1. 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

  2. Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Contemporary World

    By David J. Whittaker

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Examining a number of case studies, including Palestinian, Afghan and Iraqi refugees, David J. Whittaker’s book provides a balanced introduction to this very controversial subject. Fuelled by extensive coverage in the media, the issue of asylum seekers and refugees is one of the most talked about...

    Published November 23rd 2005 by Routledge

  3. Latin America

    Development and Conflict since 1945, 2nd Edition

    By John Ward, John Ward

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Bringing the story up-to-date, this expanded new edition takes into account recent developments including Argentina's 2001 debt default and the 2002 presidential election in Brazil. Latin America provides an introduction to the economic and political history of the region in the last half century....

    Published June 30th 2004 by Routledge

  4. Terrorists and Terrorism

    In the Contemporary World

    By David J. Whittaker

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    A concise and accessible survey of this topical and complex subject, this is the first book of its type to focus on the terrorists, and their psychology, in an historical context. Focusing on a variety of prominent terrorist groups together with a number of less notorious ones, the book encourages...

    Published March 3rd 2004 by Routledge

  5. Decolonization

    2nd Edition

    By Raymond Betts, Raymond F. Betts

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Raymond F. Betts considers the 'process' of decolonization and the outcomes which have left a legacy of problems, drawing on numerous examples including Ghana, India, Rwanda and Hong Kong. He examines: the effects of the two World Wars on the colonial empire the expectations and problems...

    Published February 4th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Pacific Asia

    By Yumei Zhang

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Pacific Asia has witnessed arguably the most dynamic economic growth and social transformation in the world since 1945. Inspired by the example of Japan, a number of high performing economies have emerged in the region. Pacific Asia explores this extraordinary pace of development and explains the...

    Published January 22nd 2003 by Routledge

  7. The Uniting of Europe

    From Consolidation to Enlargement, 2nd Edition

    By Stanley Henig

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published October 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  8. Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945

    By Peter Hinchcliffe, Beverley Milton-Edwards

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 27th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Communism and its Collapse

    By Stephen White

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Ranging from the Russian revolution of 1917 to the collapse of Eastern Europe in the 1980s this study examines Communist rule. By focusing primarily on the USSR and Eastern Europe Stephen White covers the major topics and issues affecting these countries, including:* communism as a doctrine* the...

    Published November 8th 2000 by Routledge

  10. Women and Political Power

    Europe since 1945

    By Simon Henig

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    The advance of women through the political system has been one of the most significant developments of the second half of the twentieth century. For the first time we have seen women Prime Ministers and Presidents in Europe. Women and Political Power examines the extent of progress women have made...

    Published October 25th 2000 by Routledge

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