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 stimulatingguide to numerous important developments which have influenced thepolitical, economic, social, and cultural character of Europeduring and since the Cold War. Includes 22 original essays by an international team of expertscholars Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, andpolitical changes that took place throughout Europe in the Cold Warand 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, Europeandecolonization, European identity, security and defence policies,and Europe's fight against international terrorism Presents Europe in a broad geographical conception, to giveequal weighting to developments in the Eastern and Western Europeanstates

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.

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.

Nationalism in Europe since 1945


Author: André Gerrits
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137337893
Category: History
Page: 168
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An up-to-date empirical and historiographical overview of the actual political relevance of nationalism and internationalism in post-war Europe. Adopting a largely chronological approach, Gerrits links the historiography of post-war Europe and the major theoretical approaches to nationalism with analysis of key historical developments and events.

A Companion to Post-1945 America


Author: Jean-Christophe Agnew,Roy Rosenzweig
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405123192
Category: History
Page: 608
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A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collectionof 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography ofPost-1945 America. Covers society and culture, people and movements, politics andforeign policy Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every importantera and topic Includes book review section on essential readings

A Companion to Latin American History


Author: Thomas H. Holloway
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391640
Category: History
Page: 544
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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

The Longman companion to the European Union since 1945


Author: Alasdair Blair
Publisher: Longman Pub Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 384
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This work examines the development of the EU from the Paris and Rome Treaties to the Amsterdam reforms. The text aims to provide reliable analysis to students, academics and the wider public of the main policies which encompass the European Union.

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.

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.

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.

An Economic and Social History of Western Europe since 1945


Author: Anthony Sutcliffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317892194
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 Folklore


Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444354388
Category: Social Science
Page: 696
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A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

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.

A Companion to Border Studies


Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255259
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an excitingand expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through thewriting of an international array of scholars, from diverseperspectives that include anthropology, development studies,geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are beingtransformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility issometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form anauthoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance ofunderstanding the distinctive characteristics of borders andfrontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security andcontrols, migration and population displacements, hybridity, andtransnationalism

A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Europe


Author: Peter H. Wilson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 616
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This Companion contains 31 essays by leading international scholars to provide an overview of the key debates on eighteenth-century Europe. Examines the social, intellectual, economic, cultural, and political changes that took place throughout eighteenth-century Europe Focuses on Europe while placing it within its international context Considers not just major western European states, but also the often neglected countries of eastern and northern Europe

Political Catholicism in Europe 1918-1945


Author: Wolfram Kaiser,Helmut Wohnout
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113576672X
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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This book examines the role of Catholic parties in inter-war Europe in a systematically pan-European comparative perspective. Specific country chapters address key questions about the parties' membership and social organization; their economic and social policies; and their European and international policies at a time of increasing national and ethnic conflict, and the book includes two survey chapters explaining the origins of political catholicism in 19th century Europe and comparing the parties' interwar development, and two chapters on transnational party contacts. Along with its companion volume, Christian Democracy in Europe Since 1945, also published in 2004, students will have an abundandce of information to guide them through their studies on this fascinating subject.

Jahrbuch für europäische Geschichte


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Europe
Page: N.A
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A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages


Author: S. H. Rigby,Historical Association (Great Britain)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 688
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This authoritative survey of Britain in the later middle ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading international specialists in the field. The volume is broad-ranging, discussing the social, economic, political, religious and cultural history of England, Scotland, and Wales from 1100 to 1500. It also includes full coverage of Ireland during the period. The chapters guide readers through the different perspectives from which historians have approached late medieval Britain and examine ways in which current debates might be resolved. The volume is ideal for upper-level students seeking an overview of the later middle ages and the historiographic controversies surrounding the era. At the same time, the contributions address questions at the leading edge of scholarship, and will therefore also be of interest to advanced researchers in the field.

Longman Companion to Britain Since 1945


Author: Chris Cook,John Stevenson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317879953
Category: History
Page: 368
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This timely new edition of the Longman Companion to Britain since 1945 (compiled by the series editors themselves) provides a wide-ranging compendium of key facts and figures on British history from the start of the landmark Attlee government in 1945 to the final years of the 1990s. The book embraces all major aspects of British history, government and society, reflecting the massive social, political and economic changes that have transformed the face of Britain since the end of the Second World War. Fully revised and updated, this new edition covers the advent of Tony Blair, the electoral victory of New Labour in 1997 and the major constitutional changes currently underway in Britain. This book will be invaluable to anyone interested in the history and politics of post-war Britain - from students and teachers to party activists and lovers of reader-friendly reference books.

The Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789


Author: Nicholas Atkin,Michael Biddiss,Frank Tallett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390728
Category: History
Page: 512
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The Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789 is an authoritative and accessible reference guide to the major people, events, and issues that have shaped the development of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day. Features almost a thousand alphabetical entries on modern European history Offers extensive cross-references to enhance clarity and reveal historical links and connections, and a series of maps charting the evolution of modern European states Covers the whole of continental Europe, as well as relevant aspects of the British experience Written by a trio of distinguished historians of the period