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The Crisis of Détente in Europe : From Helsinki to Gorbachev 1975-1985

By: Nuti, Leopoldo.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cold War History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2008Description: 1 online resource (304 p.).ISBN: 9780203887165.Subject(s): Cold War | Cold War | World politics - 1975-1985Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Crisis of Détente in Europe : From Helsinki to Gorbachev 1975-1985DDC classification: 327'.09047 | 909.82/7 | 909.827 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: The superpowers and the Conference on Security and Cooperation; 1 Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Helsinki Final Act; 2 Human rights movement in the USSR after the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, and the reaction of Soviet authorities; 3 The politics of the lesser evil: The West, the Polish crisis, and the CSCE review conference in Madrid, 1981-1983; Part II: The strategic landscape of the 1980s, East and West; 4 The origins of the 1979 dual track decision - a survey
5 From Helsinki to the missiles question: A minor role for small countries? The case of Belgium (1973-1985)6 The strategic defense initiative: Between strategy, diplomacy and US intelligence estimates; 7 Reagan's SDI announcement and the European reaction: Diplomacy in the last decade of the Cold War; 8 From INF to SDI: How Helsinki reshaped the transatlantic dimension of European security; 9 Programming Armageddon: Warsaw Pact war planning, 1969-1985; 10 The Soviet response to the euromissiles crisis
11 The conceptual battles of the central front: The air-land battle and the Soviet military-technical revolutionPart III: Economic issues and European integration; 12 Washington's economic diplomacy and the reconstruction of US leadership; 13 Europe and the EMS challenge: Old and new forms of European integration in the 1970s; 14 Economic diplomacy and East-West trade during the era of détente: Strategy or obstacle for the West?; 15 The Polish crisis and its impact on the Romanian economy in the early 1980s; Part IV: The battle of ideas
16 Between East and West - social democracy as an alternative to communism and capitalism: Willy Brandt's strategy as president of the Socialist International17 'Keeping détente alive': Inner-German relations under Helmut Schmidt and Erich Honecker, 1974-1982; 18 Eurocommunism: An East German perspective; 19 The Puerto Rico summit of 1976 and the end of Eurocommunism; Bibliography; Index
Summary: This edited volume is the first detailed exploration of the last phase of the Cold War, taking a critical look at the crisis of détente in Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s.The transition from détente to a new phase of harsh confrontation and severe crises is an interesting, indeed crucial, phase of the evolution of the international system. This book makes use of previously unreleased archival materials, moving beyond existing interpretations of this period by challenging the traditional bipolar paradigm that focuses mostly on the role of the superpowers in the transformation
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: The superpowers and the Conference on Security and Cooperation; 1 Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Helsinki Final Act; 2 Human rights movement in the USSR after the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, and the reaction of Soviet authorities; 3 The politics of the lesser evil: The West, the Polish crisis, and the CSCE review conference in Madrid, 1981-1983; Part II: The strategic landscape of the 1980s, East and West; 4 The origins of the 1979 dual track decision - a survey

5 From Helsinki to the missiles question: A minor role for small countries? The case of Belgium (1973-1985)6 The strategic defense initiative: Between strategy, diplomacy and US intelligence estimates; 7 Reagan's SDI announcement and the European reaction: Diplomacy in the last decade of the Cold War; 8 From INF to SDI: How Helsinki reshaped the transatlantic dimension of European security; 9 Programming Armageddon: Warsaw Pact war planning, 1969-1985; 10 The Soviet response to the euromissiles crisis

11 The conceptual battles of the central front: The air-land battle and the Soviet military-technical revolutionPart III: Economic issues and European integration; 12 Washington's economic diplomacy and the reconstruction of US leadership; 13 Europe and the EMS challenge: Old and new forms of European integration in the 1970s; 14 Economic diplomacy and East-West trade during the era of détente: Strategy or obstacle for the West?; 15 The Polish crisis and its impact on the Romanian economy in the early 1980s; Part IV: The battle of ideas

16 Between East and West - social democracy as an alternative to communism and capitalism: Willy Brandt's strategy as president of the Socialist International17 'Keeping détente alive': Inner-German relations under Helmut Schmidt and Erich Honecker, 1974-1982; 18 Eurocommunism: An East German perspective; 19 The Puerto Rico summit of 1976 and the end of Eurocommunism; Bibliography; Index

This edited volume is the first detailed exploration of the last phase of the Cold War, taking a critical look at the crisis of détente in Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s.The transition from détente to a new phase of harsh confrontation and severe crises is an interesting, indeed crucial, phase of the evolution of the international system. This book makes use of previously unreleased archival materials, moving beyond existing interpretations of this period by challenging the traditional bipolar paradigm that focuses mostly on the role of the superpowers in the transformation

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<p>Leopoldo Nuti is Professor of History of International Relations at the University of Roma Tre.</p>

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