Twentieth-Century International History: A Reader (Tauris History Readers)

Twentieth-Century International History: A Reader (Tauris History Readers)

By: Steve Chan (author), Jarrod Wiener (editor)Paperback

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This text attempts to discuss the 20th century thematically, balance pre-war and post-war history, integrate social, cultural and economic history into political history and bring the story to the end of the millennium. The work is based on a selection of readings including original works by scholars, extracts from academic journals and classic works. The readings are grouped around the major themes of the ideological struggle in the war and revolution, the blurring state boundaries and the growth of international organizations and transitional economic activities and the new agenda at the end of the millennium including third world concerns and values, ecology and women and young people. Each section is introduced by an essay setting the context, summarizing the period and containing the latest historiography and political thinking.

About Author

Stephen Chan is Dean of Humanities at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Jarrod Weiner is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Kent, UK.


Introduction: giving thought. Part 1 Theory, ideas and ideology: optimism of the century's end has a fear of the first men of the new century's beginning, Stephen Chan; the construction of ideologies in the 20th century, Paul B. Rich; international relations after the Cold War - from world politics to global politics, A.J.R. Groom; ideas and the creation of successive world orders, Andrew J. Williams. Part 2 Ideas and warfare: ideas and warfare from the 19th century to the 21st century - war and the self-consummation of war, Stephen Chan; Europe and the international system - war and peace, Fred Halliday; virtual security - technical oversight, simulated foresight and political blindspots in the infosphere. Part 3 Ideas and economy: ideas and economy in the 20th century - liberalism...forever? Jarrod Wiener; reconciling regionalism and multilateralism in the international trading system, Rorden Wilkinson; foreign direct investment - the globalisation of ideology and law and the regionalisation of politics, Jarrod Wiener, John Kennair; technology, business and crime - the globalisation of finance and electronic payments systems, Jarrod Wiener. Part 4 The agenda for the 21st century: what is obvious and what is beyond the obvious, Stephen Chan; the global revolution and the 21st century - from international relations to global politics, Martin Shaw; the international relations of global environmental change, david Humphreys; the Internet as an object of international relations interest, Keith Webb; feminism and the concept of community in international relations, Beverley Neufeld; the end of history and the first man of the 21st century, Paul Bacon.

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  • ISBN13: 9781860643026
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9781860643026
  • ISBN10: 1860643027

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