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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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21-30 of 35 results in The Making of the Contemporary World
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. US Foreign Policy since 1945

    By Alan Dobson, Steve Marsh

    Series: The Making of the Contemporary World

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 30th 2002 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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 13th 2000 by Routledge

  8. 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 9th 2000 by Routledge

  9. 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 12th 1999 by Routledge

  10. 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 March 31st 1999 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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