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The global 1989 : continuity and change in world politics / edited by George Lawson, Chris Armbruster, Michael Cox
New York : Cambridge University Press, c2010
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 3rd Floor  E860 .G646 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Nineteen eighty-nine, A.D
World politics -- 1985-1995
Social change
Physical Description xix, 317 p. ; 24 cm
Summary "1989 signifies the collapse of Soviet communism and the end of the Cold War, a moment generally recognised as a triumph for liberal democracy and when capitalism became global. The Global 1989 challenges these ideas. An international group of prominent scholars investigate the mixed, paradoxical and even contradictory outcomes engendered by these events, unravelling the intricacies of this important moment in world history. Although the political, economic and cultural orders generated have, for the most part, been an improvement on what was in place before, this has not always been clear-cut: 1989 has many meanings, many effects and multiple trajectories. This volume leads the way in defining how 1989 can be assessed both in terms of its world historical impact and in terms of its contribution to the shape of contemporary world politics"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 282-307) and index
Contents Introduction: the 'what', 'when' and 'where' of the global 1989 / George Lawson -- Back to the future of nineteenth-century western international thought? / John M. Hobson -- The return of primitive accumulation / Saskia Sassen -- What is left after 1989? / William Outhwaite -- Transatlantic relations in the shadow of the Cold War / Michael Cox -- Third world socialism: 1989 and after / Fred Halliday -- Towards a global Europe? / Laure Delcour -- Restoration and convergence: Russia and China since 1989 / Aviezer Tucker -- One world, many Cold Wars: 1989 in the Middle East / Richard Saull -- One bright moment in an age of war, genocide and terror? On the revolutions of 1989 / Chris Armbruster -- A dangerous utopia: the military revolution from the Cold War to the war on terror / Marc Devore -- From Berlin to Baghdad: learning the 'wrong' lessons from the collapse of communism / Barbara J. Falk -- Conclusion: was there a global 1989? / Arne Westad
Alternate Author Lawson, George, 1972-
Armbruster, Chris, 1969-
Cox, Michael, 1947-

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