World Politics since 1945, 9th Edition

By Peter Calvocoressi

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 3, 2008

Description

“The most lucid, comprehensive, intelligent and reliable account of post-war modern history on the market.”                                    Teaching Politics

   “The book compels admiration for its thoroughness, its scope, the masterly ordering of its immense material.”                                                            The Sunday Times

The ninth edition of this enormously successful standard work has been expanded to take into account the developments of the last 10 years, including the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sudan; the accelerating emergence of India and China as major powers; the major political developments in Latin America, including the rise and perhaps fall of Chavez in Venezuela; the march of globalisation and the popular protest movements against; the expansion eastwards of the European Union; instability in the Middle East and the question of oil and energy supply.

Marked throughout by Calvocoressi’s characteristic erudition and elegance, World Politics since 1945 is essential reading for those who need to understand the great sweeps of contemporary history

Table of Contents

World Politics Since 1945

 

Peter Calvocoressi

 

Table of Contents

 

List of Maps

Acknowledgements

Introduction

 

PART ONE: THE COLD WAR

 

1   The Cold War

 

   Beginnings

   The division of Germany

   Nato and the Soviet empire to the Cuban crisis

   The arms race

   The perplexities of the United States

   The disintegration of the USSR

   The limits of superpower

 

PART TWO: THE FAR EAST

 

2 Japan

 

3 China

      The triumph of Mao

      China and the superpowers

      Resurrection

      Xinjiang and Tibet

 

4 Korea

 

PART THREE: EUROPE REMODELLED

 

5 Western Europe

      Recovery

      Franco-German entente

      Britain on the edge

      European Union (west)

      European Union (east – west)

      The southern flank

 

6 Central and eastern Europe

      Stalin’s empire

      After Stalin

      End of empire

 

7 Yugoslavia and Albania

      Federated Yugoslavia

      Dissolution: Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

      Partition: Bosnia-Herzegovina

      Kosovo

      Macedonia and Albania

  

Notes   A   Northern Ireland

   B    The Basques

   C    Cyprus

 

PART FOUR: THE MIDDLE EAST

 

8 Islam

 

9 Turkey

 

10   The Arabs and Israel to the Suez War

      The creation of Israel

      Arab revolutions

      The Suez War

 

11   From Suez to the death of Nasser

      Reassessments

      The decline of Nasser and the Six-Day War

 

12   The destruction of Lebanon

   The Yom Kippur War

      Civil war

      Camp David

      Israel’s invasion of Lebanon

 

13   Towards a Palestinian State

      King Hussein’s diplomacy

      Israel’s dilemma

 

14   Iran and Gulf Wars

      Oil and nationalism

      The shah and the ayatollah

      Saddam Hussein

      Kuwait and the Gulf War

      The destruction of Iraq

 

15   The Arabian Peninsula

      The Saudi kingdom

      The southern fringe

      Britain and the Persian Gulf

  

Notes   A    The Kurds

   B The Shi’ites

   C    Sectarian violence

 

PART FIVE: SOUTH ASIA

 

16   The Indian subcontinent

      The first partition

      Northern borders: Tibet, Kashmir, the Himalayan states

      The second partition

 

17   The Indo-Chinese peninsula

 

18   South-east Asia and ASEAN

 

19   Afghanistan

 

   Notes   A    Central Asia

   B Sri Lanka

 

PART SIX: AFRICA

 

20   General

 

21   North Africa

      The Maghrib

      Libya and Chad

 

22   West Africa

      Independence

      The coastal loop from Senegal to Benin

      Landlocked: Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger

      Nigeria

 

23   Central Africa

      Congo-Zaire-Congo

      Rwanda and Burundi

      West Central Africa

 

24   East Africa

      Sudan

      Darfur

      The Horn

      Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya

 

25   Africa’s deep south

      The legacy of Cecil Rhodes

      Mozambique-Angola-Namibia

      South Africa

 

26   Russians, Cubans, Chinese

  

Notes   A    The Malagasy Republic and the Indian Ocean

   B Botswana, Lesotho, Ngwane

   C    The Homelands or Bantustans

 

PART SEVEN: LATIN AMERICA

 

27   South America

      General

 

28   Central America

 

29   Cuba and the Caribbean

     

     Note Guyana and Surinam

 

PART EIGHT: WORLD ORDER

 

30   World Order

      Preventing wars

      Preventing economic disasters

      Neutralism and realignment

      Poverty

 

   Notes   A    Canada

   B Very small states

   C    The Poles

   D    The law of the sea

 

APPENDIX: THE SOVEREIGN STATE   

 

Index

     

 

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