'...one of the classic overviews of international politics in the post-war era! might be the best overview in print in any language on international politics' - "Journal of Peace Research". 'There could hardly be a better introduction to the study of international relations than this already widely-used volume by one of the most accomplished historians of the post-war era' - John Lewis Gaddis. Now in its sixth edition, Geir Lundestad's popular and long-established introduction to the history and major developments of International Relations since 1945 has been fully revised and updated to cover all important events and key literature up to 2009. This new edition includes a brand new chapter dedicated to issues between major powers and local conflicts post-2001, a thoroughly updated assessment of the spread of nuclear weapons, and extensive new coverage of economic relations with particular reference to the changing role of Asia. "North, South, East, West" remains essential reading for all students of international relations, world politics and international history.
Table of Contents
The New World The Cold War in Europe, 1945-1949 The Cold War Becomes Global, 1945-1962 Detente between East and West, 1962-1975 Renewed Tension between East and West, 1975-1984 The End of the Cold War, 1984-1990 Major Powers and Local Conflicts after the Cold War, 1990-2009 The Arms Race, 1945-2009 The United States and Western Europe, 1945-2009 The Soviet Union/Russia and the (formerly) Communist Countries, 1945-2009 The Rise of East Asia Decolonization Economic Relations between North and South, 1945-2009 Two Theories on Development and Underdevelopment Conclusion
Geir Lundestad is Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and adjunct professor of international history at the University of Oslo.