A Companion to Europe Since 1945


Author: Klaus Larres
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118890248
Category: History
Page: 536
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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 Post Cold War periods Discusses a wide range of topics including the Single Market, European-American relations, family life and employment, globalization, consumption, political parties, European decolonization, European identity, security and defence policies, and Europe's fight against international terrorism Presents Europe in a broad geographical conception, to give equal weighting to developments in the Eastern and Western European states

A Companion to Europe 1900-1945


Author: Gordon Martel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391671
Category: History
Page: 584
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This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945


Author: Amelia Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781405152358
Category: Art
Page: 648
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A Companion to Contemporary Art is a major survey covering the major works and movements, the most important theoretical developments, and the historical, social, political, and aesthetic issues in contemporary art since 1945, primarily in the Euro-American context. Collects 27 original essays by expert scholars describing the current state of scholarship in art history and visual studies, and pointing to future directions in the field. Contains dual chronological and thematic coverage of the major themes in the art of our time: politics, culture wars, public space, diaspora, the artist, identity politics, the body, and visual culture. Offers synthetic analysis, as well as new approaches to, debates central to the visual arts since 1945 such as those addressing formalism, the avant-garde, the role of the artist, technology and art, and the society of the spectacle.

Christian Democracy in Europe Since 1945


Author: Michael Gehler,Wolfram Kaiser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135753849
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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For the first time, this book reveals the actual roles of the Christian Democratic (CD) parties in postwar Europe from a pan-European perspective. It shows how Christian Democratic parties became the dominant political force in postwar Western Europe, and how the European People's Party is currently the largest group in the European Parliament. CD parties and political leaders like Adenauer, Schuman and De Gasperi played a particularly important role in the evolution of the 'core Europe' of the EEC/EC after 1945. Key chapters address the same questions about the parties' membership and social organization; their economic and social policies; and their European and international policies during the Cold War. The book also includes two survey chapters setting out the international political context for CD parties and comparing their postwar development, and two chapters on their transnational party cooperation after 1945. This is the companion volume to Political Catholicism in Europe 1918-1945.

A Companion to Modern European History

1871-1945
Author: Martin Pugh
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631192176
Category: History
Page: 422
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Its sixteen thematic chapters - each written by an expert in the field - cover social and economic developments, the rise and fall of all the major political movements as well as the immense changes generated by war and international diplomacy across Europe.

Goodbye to All That?

The Story of Europe Since 1945
Author: Dan Stone
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019969771X
Category: History
Page: 379
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This is the story of Europe's emergence from the catastrophe of fascism and world war in the years after 1945 - and how the broad anti-fascist consensus on which this was based has ominously unravelled in recent decades. Essential reading for all those interested in the history of Europe in the twentieth century - and in the question of where Europe is heading in the twenty-first century.

An Economic and Social History of Western Europe since 1945


Author: Anthony Sutcliffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317892186
Category: History
Page: 400
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This is the ideal companion text to A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945. It is an introductory survey which explains how western Europe built up its postwar prosperity and is moving towards continental integration. Themes treated include: the origins of the EC; consumerism; youth culture and protest; immigration; the oil crisis and its aftermath; and the contrasting experience and expectations of the Nordic world and the Mediterranean south. The book ends with the consequences of Soviet collapse. Designed for general history students, it assumes no formal knowledge of economics, and is notably accessible and user-friendly in its approach.

A Companion to Contemporary Britain

1939-2000
Author: Paul Addison,Harriet Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405141409
Category: History
Page: 604
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A Companion to Contemporary Britain covers the key themes and debates of 20th-century history from the outbreak of the Second World War to the end of the century. Assesses the impact of the Second World War Looks at Britain’s role in the wider world, including the legacy of Empire, Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with the United States, and integration with continental Europe Explores cultural issues, such as class consciousness, immigration and race relations, changing gender roles, and the impact of the mass media Covers domestic politics and the economy Introduces the varied perspectives dominating historical writing on this period Identifies the key issues which are likely to fuel future debate

The United States and Western Europe Since 1945

From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift
Author: Geir Lundestad
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199283972
Category: History
Page: 331
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Based on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in twenty years to examine the dynamics of the entire American-West European relationship since 1945.The relationship between the United States and Western Europe has always been crucial and recent events dictate that it is becoming ever more so. In this important new work, Geir Lundestad analyses the balance between the cooperation and conflict which has characterized this relationship in the post-war period. He examines talk of transatlantic drift, and the strain now apparent between the USA and the nation states of Western Europe. In the concluding section, Lundestad offers a topical viewof the future of transatlantic interaction.Throughout the work Lundestad's much cited 'empire by invitation' thesis is both put into practice and extended in time and scope. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the most important and enduring international relationships of the last sixty years.

Years of Division

Europe Since 1945
Author: John Laver,Chris Rowe,D. G. Williamson
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9780340697269
Category: Europe
Page: 482
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This title charts the history of Europe since 1945 and includes coverage of political, social and economic themes through a country-by-country approach. It also features chapters on the Cold War, the Common European Market, NATO and the Warsaw Pact, and assesses the development of culture since 1945. Historiography is woven into the narrative and all of the chapters are supported by bibliographies, advice sections and source material. The exercise sections comprise structured, essay and source-based activities, reflecting examination syllabuses.

The European Union Since 1945


Author: Alasdair Blair
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317861884
Category: History
Page: 232
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The European Union faces a crossroads in the twenty-first century. While there is evidence of declining enthusiasm for European integration, the EU plays an increasingly vital role in tackling problems that can no longer be dealt with at member state level. In recent years, the EU has developed a stronger foreign, security and defence policy, and has had to face up to the challenges of tackling organised crime, human trafficking and drug smuggling. In this fully updated new edition, Alasdair Blair examines the economic, political, social and personal factors that have shaped the process of European integration from the end of the Second World War until the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. Written in a clear and jargon-free style, the book explores: The context of European integration and expansion The relations between the European Union and its member states The institutional evolution of the European Union Methods of decision-making Key policies of the European Union The future direction of the European Union Comprehensive and accessible, this book is an essential guide to understanding the relevance of the European Union in the twenty-first century.

European Dictatorships 1918–1945


Author: Stephen J. Lee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131729422X
Category: History
Page: 476
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European Dictatorships 1918–1945 surveys the extraordinary circumstances leading to, and arising from, the transformation of over half of Europe’s states to dictatorships between the first and the second world wars. From the notorious dictatorships of Mussolini, Hitler and Stalin to less well-known states and leaders, Stephen J. Lee scrutinizes the experiences of Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Central and Eastern European states. This fourth edition has been fully revised and updated throughout. New material for this edition includes: the most recent research on individual dictatorships a new chapter on the experiences of Europe’s democracies at the hands of Germany, Italy and Russia an expanded chapter on Spain a new section on dictatorships beyond Europe, exploring the European and indigenous roots of dictatorships in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Extensively illustrated with images, maps, tables and a comparative timeline, and supported by a companion website providing further resources for study (www.routledge.com/cw/lee), European Dictatorships 1918–1945 is a clear, detailed and highly accessible analysis of the tumultuous events of early twentieth-century Europe.

Doing Business in Europe


Author: Gabriele Suder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290654
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 472
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This new edition of Doing Business in Europe covers all of the key topics covered on European Business courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, making it a must-have for students and practitioners alike. Written in a clear and accessible way, this new textbook has been fully revised and updated to take into account recent developments in Europe, changing European Union policies and the resulting business implications. This new edition draws a stronger link between the European business environment and the real business implications facing companies operating in Europe. This easy-to-follow text addresses the challenges and opportunities facing those doing business in Europe, while setting these in a global context. New to this edition: - Expanded coverage of lobbying, SMEs and globalization - New real-life case studies using a wide range of examples from across Europe - Extensive pedagogical features including a glossary, revised discussion questions and more mini case studies An accompanying comprehensive companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/suder2e provides you with full-text journal articles, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides and a country-by-country study. The website also provides additional case studies, video material, and a multiple choice testbank for lecturers.

European Colonialism Since 1700


Author: James R. Lehning
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521518709
Category: History
Page: 310
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This masterful synthesis provides a much-needed, complete survey of European colonialism from 1700 to decolonization in the twentieth century. Written by an award-winning author, this advanced undergraduate and graduate level textbook bridges, for the first time, the early modern Atlantic empires and the later Asian and African empires of 'high imperialism'. Viewing colonialism as a phenomenon of contact between Europe and the rest of the world, the author takes an 'entangled histories' approach, considering the surprising ways in which the imperial powers of Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, France and the Netherlands displayed their identities in colonial settings, as much as in their imperial capitals. The author illuminates for students the common themes of colonial government, economic development and cultural contact across empires, and reveals the ways in which these themes played out, through contrast of the differing development, structure and impact of each empire.

The Routledge Guide to the European Union


Author: Dick Leonard,Robert Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317208595
Category: Political Science
Page: 366
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Written by experts, this long-established and definitive guide to the workings of the European Union provides comprehensive, straightforward and readable coverage of this sometimes misunderstood and complex institution. It explains not only what happens but also why, and analyses the EU's strengths and weaknesses, as well as opportunities for it to be more effective. With the EU's very existence under pressure due to fiscal crises and the eurozone, migration and borders, and Euroscepticism, it specifically outlines: How it works: the institutions, the mechanisms Every area of EU competence from agriculture to workers' rights The effects of the single market and the single currency and the successes and stresses of the eurozone The impact of the enlargement of the EU and the prospects for further enlargement and for closer political integration The EU under strain - the 2008 recession and after 'Britain in or out' Fully updated and revised material with new data, statistics, examples and non-partisan coverage The Routledge Guide to the European Union is well-established as the clearest and most comprehensive guide to how the EU operates. This new edition brings you up to date at a crucial stage in its history at a time when, arguably, it has never been under greater threat, but conversely is perhaps more important than ever.

A Companion to Post-1945 America


Author: Jean-Christophe Agnew,Roy Rosenzweig
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405123192
Category: History
Page: 604
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A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collection of 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography of Post-1945 America. Covers society and culture, people and movements, politics and foreign policy Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every important era and topic Includes book review section on essential readings

The Penguin Companion to European Union


Author: Anthony Teasdale,Timothy Bainbridge
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141021188
Category: Europe
Page: 866
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The focus of this book is on the fifteen-member European Union but its coverage extends to many other bodies which form part of today's Europe, such as the Council of Europe, the European Economic Area and Western European Union.

The Struggle for Europe

The Turbulent History of a Divided Continent 1945 to the Present
Author: William I. Hitchcock
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307491404
Category: History
Page: 560
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From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe’s peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock reveals how leaders such as Charles de Gaulle, Willy Brandt, and Margaret Thatcher balanced their nations’ interests against the demands of the reigning superpowers, leading to great strides in economic and political unity. He re-creates Europeans’ struggles with their troubling legacy of racial, ethnic, and national antagonism, and shows that while divisions persist, Europe stands on the threshold of changes that may profoundly shape the future of world affairs.

Communism Unwrapped

Consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe
Author: Paulina Bren,Mary Neuburger
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199827664
Category: History
Page: 432
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Communism Unwrapped reveals the complex world of consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, exploring the ways people shopped, ate, drank, smoked, cooked, acquired, assessed and exchanged goods. These everyday experiences, the editors and contributors argue, were central to the way that communism was lived in its widely varied contexts in the region. From design, to production, to retail sales and black market exchange, Communism Unwrapped follows communist goods from producer to consumer, tracing their circuitous routes. In the communist world this journey was rife with its own meanings, shaped by the special political and social circumstances of these societies. In examining consumption behind the Iron Curtain, this volume brings dimension and nuance to understandings of the communist period and the history of consumerism.

Modern Music and After


Author: Paul Griffiths
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199792283
Category: Music
Page: 480
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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.