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Palgrave Macmillan

Transforming the World

Global Political History since World War II

ISBN 9780333771990
Publication Date January 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

An ambitious and engaging narrative survey that charts the history of the world from a political perspective, from 1937 to the post-9/11 era. Providing a wide-ranging assessment of global interactions in peace and war since World War II, Robbins connects the crises, conflicts and accommodations that have brought us to the still-troubled present.

KEITH ROBBINS was formerly Professor of History at Bangor and Glasgow universities in the UK, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales. He has held the posts of President of the Historical Association, and Editor of History. He is the author of over 20 books, 8 edited books, and 120 scholarly articles on political, military, religious and international history, and is the general editor of six major historical series.

Chronology
Maps
Introduction: Grasping Global History
PART I: ENDING WAR, BUILDING PEACE
Struggles for Mastery
Policemen Meeting
Outcomes and Anticipations
PART II 1945-1955: MAKING A COLD PEACE
European Alternatives
The United Nations and the United States
The Middle East
South Asia
East Asia
PART III: 1955-1965: TO THE BRINK AND BACK
Superpowers and Subordinates: The Middle East and Europe
Continental Confrontations: Castro, Kennedy, Khruschev
Africa: Emergences and Emergencies
Algeria: Found and Lost
Asian Accommodations
PART IV: 1965-1975: OLD PATTERNS AND NEW PERMUTATIONS
Asian Variations
Superpowers Challenged
Security and Cooperation in Europe
Overlapping Linkages: A Mediterranean World
Africa's Worlds
PART V: COMING TO CONCLUSIONS 1975-1989
Europeans: Identifying a Common Home?
The Middle East: Putting its World to Rights?
A Question of Latitude: 'North' and 'South'
Afghanistan to Sri Lanka: South Asia?
East Asia/Pacific: Flexing Muscles?
Gorbachev and Reagan: Turning Point 1985-89
PART VI: 1991-2011: NEW WORLD ORDERS?
Superpowers: Rethinking Required
The Middle East: Still at the Centre
Identifying Multipolar Complexity

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