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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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21-28 of 28 results in The Making of the Contemporary World
  1. Dividing and Uniting Germany

    By Bill Niven, J. K. A. Thomaneck

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    A concise introduction to the process which led to the division of Germany in 1949, and its unification in 1990, this book also explores the economic, social and cultural divisions between and east and west, which still exist in post-unification Germany. Dividing and Uniting Germany covers all...

    Published September 14th 2000 by Routledge

  2. States and Nationalism in Europe since 1945

    By Malcolm Anderson

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published August 10th 2000 by Routledge

  3. Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World

    By David J. Whittaker

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World gives a concise, original and multi-faceted introduction to the study of modern conflict situations. Using eight case- studies, from four continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern Ireland, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and...

    Published May 13th 1999 by Routledge

  4. The Cold War

    An International History

    By David Painter

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    The Cold War dominated international relations for forty-five years. It shaped the foreign policies of the United States and the Soviet Union and deeply affected their societies, domestic situations and their government institutions. Hardly any part of the world escaped its influence. David Painter...

    Published April 1st 1999 by Routledge

  5. The Soviet Union in World Politics

    Coexistence, Revolution and Cold War, 1945–1991

    By Geoffrey Roberts

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published December 3rd 1998 by Routledge

  6. China Under Communism

    By Alan Lawrance

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    China Under Communism examines how Marxism took root, flourished and developed within the context of an ancient Chinese civilization. Through analysis of China's history and traditional culture, the author explores the nature of Chinese communism and how it has diverged from the Soviet model. This...

    Published September 24th 1998 by Routledge

  7. United Nations in the Contemporary World

    By David J. Whittaker

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published September 18th 1997 by Routledge

  8. The International Economy since 1945

    By Sidney Pollard

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    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...

    Published June 26th 1997 by Routledge

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