Transatlantic Relations since 1945 : An Introduction.

By: Hanhimaki, JussiContributor(s): Schoenborn, Benedikt | Zanchetta, BarbaraMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780203121399Subject(s): United States - Foreign relations - EuropeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Transatlantic Relations since 1945 : An IntroductionDDC classification: 327.7304 LOC classification: D1065.U5 -- H26 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front Cover -- Transatlantic Relations since 1945 -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Figures, tables and boxes -- Notes on authors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. American commitment to Europe, 1945-1949 -- 2. Institutional frameworks, 1949-1957 -- 3. Tension and coexistence, 1957-1961 -- 4. Challenged America, 1961-1972 -- 5. Atlantic distance, 1973-1983 -- 6. Walls come down, 1984-1989 -- 7. Transitions and uncertainties, 1989-1995 -- 8. Enlargement, integration, and globalization, 1995-2001 -- 9. A new order, 2001-2011 -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Summary: Transatlantic Relations Since 1945 offers a comprehensive account of transatlantic relations in the second half of the 20th century (extending to the present-day). The transatlantic relationship has been the bedrock of international relations since the end of World War II. This new textbook will focus on the period since the defeat of Nazi Germany, when the multitude of links between United States and Western Europe were created, extended, and multiplied. Written in an accessible style, it emphasizes transatlantic interactions, and avoids the temptation to focus on either U.S. 'domination' or European attempts to 'resist' an American effort to subjugate the old continent. That influence has travelled across the Atlantic in both directions is one of the starting points of this text. Structured chronologically, the book will be built around three key themes: Security: From the Cold War to the War on Terror Economics: Integration and Competition 'Soft power' and Transatlantic Relations. This book will be of great interest to students of transatlantic relations, NATO, US Foreign Policy, Cold War History, European History and IR/International history.
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Front Cover -- Transatlantic Relations since 1945 -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Figures, tables and boxes -- Notes on authors -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. American commitment to Europe, 1945-1949 -- 2. Institutional frameworks, 1949-1957 -- 3. Tension and coexistence, 1957-1961 -- 4. Challenged America, 1961-1972 -- 5. Atlantic distance, 1973-1983 -- 6. Walls come down, 1984-1989 -- 7. Transitions and uncertainties, 1989-1995 -- 8. Enlargement, integration, and globalization, 1995-2001 -- 9. A new order, 2001-2011 -- Notes -- References -- Index.

Transatlantic Relations Since 1945 offers a comprehensive account of transatlantic relations in the second half of the 20th century (extending to the present-day). The transatlantic relationship has been the bedrock of international relations since the end of World War II. This new textbook will focus on the period since the defeat of Nazi Germany, when the multitude of links between United States and Western Europe were created, extended, and multiplied. Written in an accessible style, it emphasizes transatlantic interactions, and avoids the temptation to focus on either U.S. 'domination' or European attempts to 'resist' an American effort to subjugate the old continent. That influence has travelled across the Atlantic in both directions is one of the starting points of this text. Structured chronologically, the book will be built around three key themes: Security: From the Cold War to the War on Terror Economics: Integration and Competition 'Soft power' and Transatlantic Relations. This book will be of great interest to students of transatlantic relations, NATO, US Foreign Policy, Cold War History, European History and IR/International history.

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Hanhimaki (Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva), Schoenborn (Univ. of Tampere, Finland), and Zanchetta (Finnish Institute of International Affairs) collaborated to write a general, introductory history of transatlantic relations since the end of WW II. The book is organized around nine chapters that chronologically address American-European relations from the war's end to the present. As the subtitle indicates, this book is introductory in scope. For example, the history presented here focuses almost exclusively on the states involved, and devotes little attention to the diplomats, foreign ministers, or ambassadors who helped shape this relationship. The authors do a fine job of covering major events and give ample attention to NATO's evolution. The most prevalent theme is the emphasis on transatlantic solidarity. Despite differences over nuclear weapons policies, crises in the Balkans, or even NATO's recent military strikes in Libya, the US and Europe still find much more in common than not. This book is an excellent introduction that includes useful maps and a number of helpful charts. Recommended for introductory students and libraries. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduate collections. R. C. Hendrickson Eastern Illinois University

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Jussi M. Hanhimaki is Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS), Geneva. He is author/co-author of five books and won the 2002 Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Benedikt Schoenborn is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Tampere, Finland, and a former Fellow of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. He is the author of various articles on Western Europe in the Cold War and of the prize-winning book La mésentente apprivoisée: de Gaulle et les Allemands (2007).

Barbara Zanchetta is a Researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki, focusing on US foreign policy, transatlantic relations and 'out of area' issues. She is completing a book titled From Dominance to Leadership: The Transformation of American Power in the 1970s.

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