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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 35 results in The Making of the Contemporary World
  1. 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

  2. The Uniting of Europe

    From Consolidation to Enlargement

    By Stanley Henig

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    The Uniting of Europe: From Discord to Concord by Stanley Henig provides an introduction to the history of European integration. The author places European unification within a wider political and economic context. He shows how institutional developments have been conditioned by wider international...

    Published October 18th 2006 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Thatcher and Thatcherism

    2nd Edition

    By Eric J. Evans

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Drawing extensively on political memoirs, Thatcher and Thatcherism surveys the origins and impact of 'Thatcherism' as a cultural construct and an economic creed. Focusing on the career of Margaret Thatcher, Eric J. Evans proposes that the ideological coherence and originality of 'Thatcherism' was...

    Published July 30th 2004 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

    By Beverley Milton-Edwards

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Beverley Milton-Edwards analyzes the roots and emergence of new Islamic movements and the main thinkers that inspired them.Providing a much-needed historical overview, the main facets of Islamic fundamentalism are put in a global context, with a thematic debate of issues such as: the effects of...

    Published February 29th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Conflicts in the Middle East since 1945

    2nd Edition

    By Peter Hinchcliffe, Beverley Milton-Edwards

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 29th 2004 by Routledge

  10. 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

Forthcoming Books

  1. Strategic Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond
    By Jefferson Adams
    To Be Published August 20th 2014

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