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A Companion to Europe Since 1945.

Author: Klaus Larres
Publisher: Wiley, 2014.
Series: Blackwell companions to European history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Companion to Europe Since 1945 provides a stimulating guide to numerous important developments which have influenced the political, economic, social, and cultural character of Europe during and since the Cold War. Includes 22 original essays by an international team of expert scholars Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, and political changes that took place throughout Europe in the Cold War and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Larres, Klaus.
A Companion to Europe Since 1945.
: Wiley, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Larres
ISBN: 9781118890240 1118890248 9781118729984 1118729986
OCLC Number: 935251600
Notes: The new European Architecture: from Maastricht to the Constitutional Treaty.
Description: 1 online resource (614 pages).
Contents: Table of Contents; Series page; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Maps; Introduction; PART I: Europe in Transition: From War to Cold War; CHAPTER ONE: From War to Cold War; The High Tide of Cooperation: October 1944-June 1945; Dealing with the Enemy: July 1945-January 1947; Constructing New Enemies: September 1945-March 1947; CHAPTER TWO: Federalism and the Beginnings of European Union; Roots in the Years 1918-1940; Federalism and the Resistance, 1939-1945; Federalists and the Council of Europe, 1945-1950; Monnet, Schuman, Adenauer, and the ECSC, 1950-1952. Spinelli, Spaak and the European Political Community, 1952-1954Monnet, Spaak, Beyen, Hallstein, and the Treaties of Rome, 1954-1958; Conclusion; PART II: Europe and The Cold War World; CHAPTER THREE: The Cold War: The Western European Perspective; The Origins of the Cold War, 1945-1955; The Troubled Partnership: Europe between the Superpowers, 1955-1969; From Détente to the End of the Cold War, 1969-1991; Conclusion; CHAPTER FOUR: The Soviet Bloc and the Cold War in Europe; Spheres of Influence and Asymmetrical Power Relationships; Historical Overview, 1945-1985. The Dynamics of Soviet Hegemony in Eastern EuropeThe Limits of Soviet Power in Eastern Europe; The Transformation of Soviet Policy in Eastern Europe, 1985-1991; Conclusion; CHAPTER FIVE: Economic Developments in Western and Eastern Europe since 1945; Western Europe: Reconstruction and Economic Boom, 1945-1973; Eastern Europe: Challenging the West, 1945-1975; Western Europe: Stagflation and Stability, 1973-2000; Eastern Europe: Crisis and Reform, 1975-2000; Conclusion; CHAPTER SIX: The End of Empires: Decolonization and Its Repercussions; The European Empires in 1945; Changes in Direction. The Politics of Partition: Britain, India, and the Middle EastThe End of Empire: France, Belgium, and Portugal; The Climax of British Decolonization; Legacies of Empire; The End of the Soviet Union; Conclusion; CHAPTER SEVEN: European Integration: From the Common Market to the Single Market; Customs Union or Free Trade Area?; The Gaullist Challenge; The Spirit of The Hague; Setbacks; The Acceleration of Integration; Conclusion; CHAPTER EIGHT: The United States and European Integration, 1945-1990; Europe and America during the Years of Reconstruction. The Transition to Economic Interdependence in the late 1950sThe Turning Point in America's European Policy in the Early 1970s; The Limits of American Power; The Reimposition of American Hegemony; The Maturing of Transatlantic Relations towards the End of the Cold War; Conclusion; CHAPTER NINE: The Churches and Christianity in Cold War Europe; Changing Perspectives; Christian Democracy; Eastern Europe; Conclusion; CHAPTER TEN: The End of the Cold War and the Unification of the European Continent; Reuniting Europe: the Challenge of Enlargement.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to European history.

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