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La trichera letrada. Intelectuales latinoamericanos y Guerra Fría

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ISBN: 9789568416256 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 326 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617569 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History --- Economics
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Latin America in the Cold War and the role of intellectuals in the East-West conflict

R.J. Rummel: An Assessment of His Many Contributions

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice ISSN: 2194-3125 / 2194-3133 ISBN: 9783319544625 9783319544632 Year: Pages: 138 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54463-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Political Science
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The book provides a critical and constructive assessment of the many contributions to social science and politics made by Professor R. J. Rummel. Rummel was a prolific writer and an important teacher and mentor to a number of people who in turn have made their mark on the profession. His work has always been controversial. But after the end of the Cold War, his views on genocide and the democratic peace in particular have gained wide recognition in the profession. He was also a pioneer in the use of statistical methods in international relations. His work in not easily classified in the traditional categories of international relations research (realism, idealism, and constructivism). He was by no means a pacifist and his views on the US-Soviet arms race led him to be classified as a hawk. But his work on the democratic peace has become extremely influential among liberal IR scholars and peace researchers. Above all, he was a libertarian.

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genocide --- democracy --- libertarianism --- peace --- Cold War

Chapter Introduction Crossing the Iron Curtain (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9780367192129 9780429201127 Year: Pages: 21 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences --- History
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Focusing on Western tourism behind the Iron Curtain, this chapter introduces the main research questions addressed in the volume: firstly, how and why Eastern Europe became a tourist destination for citizens of the West; secondly what impact this had on the development of a tourism industry in the Eastern bloc; and thirdly to what extent the experiences of Western tourists in Eastern Europe influenced mutual perceptions and Cold War stereotypes of “the other”. The chapter situates these questions in three debates in recent historiography: the history of transnational tourism, of the cultural Cold War, and of mobilities in the supposedly backward and static societies in Eastern Europe.&#xD;

The Cold War. Historiography, Memory, Representation

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ISBN: 9783110496178 Year: Pages: 317 DOI: 10.1515/9783110496178 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective. That innovative approach focuses on master narratives of the Cold War, places of memory, public and private memorialization, popular culture, and schoolbooks. These general themes are illustrated through a case study of Cold War memory in Berlin, which was a unique former center of Cold War confrontation and competition.

Commonwealth Responsibility and Cold War Solidarity

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ISBN: 9781760463236 9781760463243 Year: Pages: 202 DOI: 10.22459/CRCWS.2019 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Law --- Political Science --- History
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Australia’s engagement with Asia from 1944 until the late 1960s was based on a sense of responsibility to the United Kingdom and its Southeast Asian colonies as they navigated a turbulent independence into the British Commonwealth. The circumstances of the early Cold War decades also provided for a mutual sense of solidarity with the non‑communist states of East Asia, with which Australia mostly enjoyed close relationships. From 1967 into the early 1970s, however, Commonwealth Responsibility and Cold War Solidarity demonstrates that the framework for this deep Australian engagement with its region was progressively eroded by a series of compounding, external factors: the 1967 formation of ASEAN and its consolidation by the mid-1970s as the premier regional organisation surpassing the Asian and Pacific Council (ASPAC); Britain’s withdrawal from East of Suez; Washington’s de‑escalation and gradual withdrawal from Vietnam after March 1968; the 1969 Nixon doctrine that America’s Asia-Pacific allies must take up more of the burden of providing for their own security; and US rapprochement with China in 1972. The book shows that these profound changes marked the start of Australia’s political distancing from the region during the 1970s despite the intentions, efforts and policies of governments from Whitlam onwards to foster deeper engagement. By 1974, Australia had been pushed to the margins of the region, with its engagement premised on a broadening but shallower transactional basis.&#xD;

The Power of Systems

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ISBN: 9781501703188 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100418
Subject: History
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The International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), an international think tank established jointly by the United States and Soviet Union in Austria in 1972, was intended to advance scientific collaboration. Until the late 1980s, the IIASA was one of the very few permanent sites where policy scientists from both sides of the Iron Curtain could work together to articulate and solve world problems, most notably global climate change. One of the best-kept secrets of the Cold War, this think tank was a rare zone of freedom, communication, and negotiation, where leading Soviet scientists could try out their innovative ideas, benefit from access to Western literature, and develop social networks, thus paving the way for some of the key science and policy breakthroughs of the twentieth century.

From Communism to Anti-Communism

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ISBN: 9782940503957 9782940503971 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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Rhetorics of Nordic democracy

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Book Series: Studia Fennica Historica ISBN: 9789522222282 9789522227867 9789522227850 Year: Pages: 297 DOI: 10.21435/sfh.17 Language: English
Publisher: Finnish Literature Society / SKS Grant: Helsinki University Library
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences --- History --- Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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"Democracy is today a concept that is overwhelmingly positively evaluated almost everywhere. A lot has been written about socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of democratic regimes as well as their institutional settings. By contrast, not much is known about the political manoeuvres and speech acts by which 'democracy' has been tied to particular regions and cultures in concrete historical situations. This book discusses a series of efforts to rhetorically produce a particular Nordic version of democracy. It shows that the rhetorical figure 'Nordic democracy' was a product of the age of totalitarianism and the Cold War. It explores the ways in which 'Nordic democracy' was used, mainly by the social democrats, to provide the welfare politics with cultural and historical legitimacy and foundations. Thus, it also acknowledges the ideological and geopolitical context in which the 'Nordic welfare state' was conceptualised and canonised.&#xD;&#xD;The contributors of the book are specialists on Nordic politics and history, who share a particular interest in political rhetoric and conceptual history.&#xD;"

Geistige Gefahr und Immunisierung der Gesellschaft. Antikommunismus und politische Kultur in der frühen Bundesrepublik

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe der Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte Sondernummer ISSN: 1863-3129 ISBN: 9783486781045 Year: Pages: 410 DOI: 10.1524/9783486781045 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Up to the early 1960s, anticommunism was an important source of identity formation in the Bonn Republic. It aimed at consolidating the still-nascent West German democracy. Renowned historians discuss different governmental and social forms of anticommunism in the pan-German context.

Von den Besiegten lernen? Die kriegsgeschichtliche Kooperation der U.S. Armee und der ehemaligen Wehrmachtselite 1945-1961

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Book Series: Studien zur Zeitgeschichte ISSN: 2192-0761 ISBN: 9783110415391 Year: Volume: 90 Pages: 398 DOI: 10.1515/9783110415391 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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From 1945 to 1961, former Wehrmacht officers undertook thousands of historical studies on behalf of the US army. Shared points of view with the Americans and the advent of the Cold War enabled the German soldiers to develop a self-justifying interpretation of history that denied the German war of extermination. The Historical Division actively contributed to the transatlantic dissemination of this myth of the clean Wehrmacht.

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