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The Global 1989: Continuity and Change in World Politics

The Global 1989: Continuity and Change in World Politics

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Cambridge University Press, 9/23/2010
EAN 9780521147910, ISBN10: 0521147913

Paperback, 338 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 2 cm
Language: English

1989 signifies the collapse of Soviet communism and the end of the Cold War, a moment generally recognized 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.

Introduction
the 'what', 'when' and 'where' of the global 1989 George Lawson
Part I. What and When
1. Back to the future of nineteenth-century Western international thought? John M. Hobson
2. The return of primitive accumulation Saskia Sassen
3. What is left after 1989? William Outhwaite
Part II. Where
4. Transatlantic relations in the shadow of the Cold War Michael Cox
5. Third World socialism
1989 and after Fred Halliday
6. Towards a global Europe? Laure Delcour
7. Restoration and convergence
Russia and China since 1989 Aviezer Tucker
8. One world, many cold wars
1989 in the Middle East Richard Saull
Part III. Continuity and Change
9. One bright moment in an age of war, genocide and terror? On the revolutions of 1989 Chris Armbruster
10. A dangerous utopia
the military revolution from the Cold War to the war on terror Marc DeVore
11. From Berlin to Baghdad
learning the 'wrong' lessons from the collapse of communism Barbara J. Falk
Conclusion
was there a global 1989? Arne Westad.