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Title The long détente : changing concepts of security and cooperation in Europe, 1950s-1980s / edited by Oliver Bange and Poul Villaume
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 358 pages)
Contents Introduction / Oliver Bange and Poul Villaume -- Part I. Long perspectives on détente -- East-West conflict : short Cold War and long détente : an essay on terminology and periodization / Gottfried Niedhart -- The long détente and the Soviet Bloc, 1953-1983 / Csaba Békés -- Part II. East-West trade -- Soviet snowdrops in the Ice Age? : the surprising attempt of an early economic détente in 1952 / Mikhail Lipkin -- European long-term investments in détente : the implications of East-West economic cooperation / Werner Lippert -- Part III. The inextractability of external and domestic security -- No end to "political ideological diversion" : the Stasi perspective as circumstantial evidence for a long détente / Oliver Bange -- New security concepts and transnational party networks, 1976-1983 : the socialist international, Scandilux, and the overcoming of the crisis of détente / Rasmus Mariager -- Part IV. Détente in Europe : change in perceptions -- Continuity and transformation : alternate visions of Italy's three decades of détente / Laura Fasanaro -- Perception of the other : "Kremlinologists" and "Westerners" : East and West German analysts and their mutual perceptions, 1977-1985 / Sabine Loewe-Hannatzsch -- Part V. Détente in Europe : change in diplomatic framings -- Pathfinders and perpetuators of détente : small states of NATO and the long détente : the case of Denmark, 1969-1989 / Poul Villaume -- Overcoming the crisis of détente, 1979-1983 : coordinating Eastern policies between Paris, Bonn, and London / Christian Wenkel -- Part VI. The U.S. story : from cooperation to confrontation and back -- Lyndon B. Johnson and the building of East-West bridges : catching up with détente in Europe, 1963-1966 / Gry Thomasen -- Between power politics and morality : the United States, the long détente, and the transformation of Europe, 1969-1985 / Stephan Kieninger
Summary "This book sets out to discuss what has been termed as the 'second Cold War, ' that is, the deterioration of superpower-relations in the late 1970s and 1980s. Its goal is to present the European perspective on this period. As such, it is a collection of pieces of evidence, which--taken together--leads to an argument that goes against the grain of the established narrative. This is the argument that a 'long détente' existed between East and West, that it existed and lasted for good (economic, security-political, societal) reason, and that it had a profound impact on the eventual outcome of the conflict between East and West and the quintessentially peaceful framework in which this 'endgame' was played. The attractiveness of the book stems from its combination of profound research, resulting in an argument that runs against the grain of conventional wisdom"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Detente -- History -- 20th century.
East and West -- History -- 20th century.
Great powers -- History -- 20th century.
International cooperation -- History -- 20th century.
National security -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1945-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bange, Oliver, editor
Villaume, Poul, editor
ISBN 9633861292 (electronic bk.)
9789633861295 (electronic bk.)