The United States and Western Europe Since 1945

Author: Geir Lundestad
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199283972
Format: PDF
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Based on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in twenty years to examine the dynamics of the entire American-West European relationship since 1945.The relationship between the United States and Western Europe has always been crucial and recent events dictate that it is becoming ever more so. In this important new work, Geir Lundestad analyses the balance between the cooperation and conflict which has characterized this relationship in the post-war period. He examines talk of transatlantic drift, and the strain now apparent between the USA and the nation states of Western Europe. In the concluding section, Lundestad offers a topical viewof the future of transatlantic interaction.Throughout the work Lundestad's much cited 'empire by invitation' thesis is both put into practice and extended in time and scope. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the most important and enduring international relationships of the last sixty years.

The United States and Western Europe Since 1945

Author: Geir Lundestad
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191647780
Format: PDF
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Based on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in twenty years to examine the dynamics of the entire American-West European relationship since 1945. The relationship between the United States and Western Europe has always been crucial and recent events dictate that it is becoming ever more so. In this important new work, Geir Lundestad analyses the balance between the cooperation and conflict which has characterized this relationship in the post-war period. He examines talk of transatlantic drift, and the strain now apparent between the USA and the nation states of Western Europe. In the concluding section, Lundestad offers a topical view of the future of transatlantic interaction. Throughout the work Lundestad's much cited 'empire by invitation' thesis is both put into practice and extended in time and scope. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the most important and enduring international relationships of the last sixty years.

The United States and Western Europe Since 1945 From Empire by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Author: Geir Lundestad
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199283974
Format: PDF
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Based on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in twenty years to examine the dynamics of the entire American-West European relationship since 1945.The relationship between the United States and Western Europe has always been crucial and recent events dictate that it is becoming ever more so. In this important new work, Geir Lundestad analyses the balance between the cooperation and conflict which has characterized this relationship in the post-war period. He examines talk of transatlantic drift, and the strain now apparent between the USA and the nation states of Western Europe. In the concluding section, Lundestad offers a topical viewof the future of transatlantic interaction.Throughout the work Lundestad's much cited 'empire by invitation' thesis is both put into practice and extended in time and scope. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the most important and enduring international relationships of the last sixty years.

Doing Business in Europe

Author: Gabriele Suder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446290654
Format: PDF, ePub
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here This new edition of Doing Business in Europe covers all of the key topics covered on European Business courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, making it a must-have for students and practitioners alike. Written in a clear and accessible way, this new textbook has been fully revised and updated to take into account recent developments in Europe, changing European Union policies and the resulting business implications. This new edition draws a stronger link between the European business environment and the real business implications facing companies operating in Europe. This easy-to-follow text addresses the challenges and opportunities facing those doing business in Europe, while setting these in a global context. New to this edition: - Expanded coverage of lobbying, SMEs and globalization - New real-life case studies using a wide range of examples from across Europe - Extensive pedagogical features including a glossary, revised discussion questions and more mini case studies An accompanying comprehensive companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/suder2e provides you with full-text journal articles, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides and a country-by-country study. The website also provides additional case studies, video material, and a multiple choice testbank for lecturers.

Western Empires Christianity and the Inequalities between the West and the Rest

Author: Sampie Terreblanche
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 0143531557
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The acute problem of inequality in the world was brought centre stage by the sensational appearance of French economist Thomas Piketty's bestselling book Capital in the Twenty-first Century. In Western Empires, Christianity, and the Inequalities between the West and the Rest 1500-2010, Sampie Terreblanche studies the matter from a political economic perspective, and brings five centuries of global history to bear in his focus on global, as opposed to internal national, inequalities. The unprecedented accumulation of wealth in the Western world has come at a dire cost to the Restern world (a term the author coins), and empire-building is at the root of it. The last 500 years have seen successive epochs of empire followed by war and systemic chaos. During this time, the "haves" of world history have systematically channeled global resources towards the West through cunning and conquest - a process in which Christian missionary societies played a key role as the soft avant-garde, followed by the hardware. The book deals with several concepts of empire, and the forces through which empires have been rolled out through history: arms, money, ideology, religion. What fed into the Eurocentrism and notion of superiority which paved the way for a lamentable history of slavery, exploitation and the unremitting accumulation of wealth and power? The book shows how clearly dangerous a world we live in, with the scales as precipitously tipped as they are. Ten years in the writing, and in many ways the apex of this decorated author's life work, Western Empires is a book for everyone who wishes to understand, or address, the extreme concentration of wealth in the hands of the global few and the hopeless poverty of the many.

Twilight of the West

Author: Christopher Coker
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN:
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In Twilight of the West, Christopher Coker offers an interpretation of why the Western Alliance is in serious trouble and why it may have entered the twilight of its collective life. Divided into three parts, the book first looks at the cultural forces that brought the Western powers together in 1941 and prompted them to build an Atlantic Community. Where the Alliance failed, however, was in taking hold where it counted most - in the European imagination. The second part addresses the present-day consciousness of both Europe and the United States as they prepare for the twenty-first century. In the final section, Coker examines two key questions: whether the West can escape the undertow of violence that marks the end of the millennium and whether the challenges from East Asia and the Islamic world are of such magnitude that the West will have to reinvent itself.

Towards an Imperfect Union

Author: Dalibor Rohac
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270659
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This compelling book represents the first systematic justification of the European project from a free-market viewpoint. Instead of advocating for the end of the EU, Rohac argues that conservatives must come to its rescue by helping to reduce the EU’s democratic deficit and turning it into an engine of economic dynamism and prosperity.

Europe America Bush

Author: John Peterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134392176
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Europe, America, Bush is the first study of underlying elements of continuity in the transatlantic relationship, as well as new and powerful forces for change. It offers a definitive assessment of whether, and how much, the election of George W. Bush, the events of 11 September, and conflict over Iraq mark genuine and lasting change in transatlantic relations. American and European experts assess transatlantic relations on matters of foreign and security policy, economic diplomacy, justice and internal security cooperation, environmental policy and relations with Russia, the Balkans and the Middle East. This is essential reading for all students with an interest in this key relationship in world affairs.

The Marshall Plan

Author: Michael J. Hogan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521378406
Format: PDF, ePub
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Analyzes the political and economic goals of the Marshall Plan discusses Britain's role in the plan, and assesses the outcome of U.S. aid and advice