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Contemporary Europe and the Atlantic Alliance: A Political History

Contemporary Europe and the Atlantic Alliance: A Political History

Peter Duignan, Lewis H. Gann

ISBN: 978-0-631-20589-0

Oct 1997, Wiley-Blackwell

432 pages

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$183.95

Description

This book examines the development of European states from the late 1950s up to the present. It opens in 1958, the year when the European Economic Community became operative, marking the start of a new focus on questions surrounding the drive for European integration.
Preface.

Part I: Setting the Stage:.

Politics in the Atlantic Community: Late 1950s to the Early 1970s:.

1. Introduction to the Politics.

2. US Politics: Kennedy to Nixon.

3. West German and Austrian Politics: 1959-1974.

4. French Politics: 1958-1974.

5. Britain and the Smaller Northern Democracies, 1959-1974.

6. Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, 1958-1978.

Part II: Transnational Cooperation and Conflict: 1958-1974:.

1. Keys to Western Security.

2. The Cold War: 1958-1974.

3. New Left and Cultural Revolution.

Part III: Politics in the Atlantic Community: From the Mid-1970s to the 1990s:.

1. US Politics: 1974: Ford to Reagan.

2. US Politics: Bush to Clinton.

3. Germany: Divided and United.

4. France, 1974 to the Present.

5. Britain, 1974 to the Present.

6. Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, 1979 to the Present.

Part IV: Transnational Cooperation and Conflict: 1975 to the Present:.

1. Keys to Western Security.

2. Cold War: End and Aftermath.

Index.

* Compelling overview of complex recent European history by two leading scholars.
* Wide-ranging argument examining social, economic and cultural change within context of political developments.
* Provides unusual perspective of importance of Europe's links with US in recent decades, especially in relation to the Cold War and its aftermath.