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The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

Edited by: Artemy M. Kalinovsky , Craig Daigle

Print publication date:  May  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415677011
eBook ISBN: 9781315882284
Adobe ISBN: 9781134700653

10.4324/9781315882284
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Book description

This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars.

The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of familiar Cold War events, such as the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and superpower détente, and shed new light on the importance of ideology, race, modernization, and transnational movements.

The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War draws on the wealth of new Cold War scholarship, bringing together essays on a diverse range of topics such as geopolitics, military power and technology and strategy. The chapters also address the importance of non-state actors, such as scientists, human rights activists and the Catholic Church, and examine the importance of development, foreign aid and overseas assistance.

The volume is organised into nine parts:

  • Part I: The Early Cold War
  • Part II: Cracks in the Bloc
  • Part III: Decolonization, Imperialism and its Consequences
  • Part IV: The Cold War in the Third World
  • Part V: The Era of Detente
  • Part VI: Human Rights and Non-State Actors
  • Part VII: Nuclear Weapons, Technology and Intelligence
  • Part VIII: Psychological Warfare, Propaganda and Cold War Culture
  • Part IX: The End of the Cold War

This new Handbook will be of great interest to all students of Cold War history, international history, foreign policy, security studies and IR in general.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Incompatible Universalisms Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Fear, Want, and the Internationalism of the Early Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Early Cold War and its Legacies Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Polish Communism, the Hungarian Revolution, and the Soviet Union Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Berlin and the Cold War Struggle Over Germany Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Sino-Soviet Split and its Consequences Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Decolonization and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Vietnam and the Global Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Modernization and Development Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Cold War in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Cold War in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Cold War in the Middle East Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Cold War in South and Central Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Era of Détente Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Zhou Enlai and the Sino-American Rapprochement, 1969–1972 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Human Rights and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  18:  U.S. Scientists and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Catholic Church and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Nuclear weapons and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Technology and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Intelligence and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Propaganda and the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Cold War and Film Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Soviet Studies and Cultural Consumption Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Explanations for the End of the Cold War Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Humanitarian Aid, Soft Power, and the End of the Cold War in Poland Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Neoliberalism, Consumerism and the End of the Cold War Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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