Enemies to Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory by Brian C. Etheridge

By Brian C. Etheridge

At the shut of worldwide battle II, the us went from being allied with the Soviet Union opposed to Germany to alignment with the Germans opposed to the Soviet Union -- nearly in a single day. whereas many american citizens got here to understand the German humans as democrats status company with their Western allies at the entrance strains of the chilly conflict, others have been cautious of a renewed 3rd Reich and seen all Germans as nascent Nazis bent on global domination. those adverse views additional measurably to the ambience of worry and mistrust that outlined the chilly War.

In Enemies to Allies, Brian C. Etheridge examines multiple hundred years of yank interpretations and representations of Germany. With a specific specialise in the postwar interval, he demonstrates how a wide range of actors -- together with specified curiosity teams and US and West German policymakers -- hired robust narratives to persuade public opinion and attain their international coverage targets. Etheridge additionally analyses bestselling books, well known tv exhibits reminiscent of Hogan's Heroes, and award-winning video clips comparable to Schindler's List to bare how narratives in regards to the 3rd Reich and chilly warfare Germany have been synthetic, contested, and co-opted as rival viewpoints competed for legitimacy.

From the Holocaust to the Berlin Wall, Etheridge explores the contingent nature of a few of the main effective ethical symbols and photographs of the second one 1/2 the 20th century. This groundbreaking examine attracts from theories of public reminiscence and public international relations to illustrate how conflicting US money owed of German historical past function a window for realizing not just American identification, yet diplomacy and nation power.

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Civil-Military Relations in Post-Communist Europe: Reviewing by Timothy Edmunds,Andrew Cottey,Anthony Forster

By Timothy Edmunds,Andrew Cottey,Anthony Forster

Fifteen years after the autumn of communism, we're capable to appraise the result of the multi-faceted postcommunist transition in Central and jap Europe with authority.  This quantity particularly addresses the attention-grabbing zone of Civil-Military family members all through this transitional interval.


The international locations of the area inherited a laborious legacy during this region: their militia have been a part of the communist party-state method and most have been orientated in the direction of chilly conflict missions; they have been huge in measurement and supported by way of excessive degrees of defence spending; and so they have been in response to common male conscription. imperative and jap ecu states have hence confronted a 3 fold civil-military reform problem: constructing democratic and civilian keep watch over over their defense force; enforcing organisational reform to satisfy the safety and international coverage calls for of the hot period; and redefining army bases for legitimacy in society.


This quantity assesses the reviews of Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Ukraine and Russia in those components. jointly those international locations illustrate the way the interplay of widely comparable postcommunist demanding situations and distinctive nationwide contexts have mixed to provide a wide selection of other styles of civil-military relatives.


This ebook used to be formerly released as a distinct factor of European Security.

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The China Development Model: Between the State and the by Dominique de Rambures

By Dominique de Rambures

during the last thirty years, China has been reforming its economic climate at breakneck velocity. besides the fact that a surge in nationalism is threatening China's kin with its neighbours and its upward thrust to neighborhood management. This e-book addresses a variety of components influencing the advance of China's version and its effect at the remainder of the world.

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Global Democracy and its Difficulties (Challenges of by Karol Edward Soltan,Anthony J. Langlois

By Karol Edward Soltan,Anthony J. Langlois

The political undertaking of extending democracy to the worldwide point is noticeable because the subsequent significant problem for proponents of democracy. This quantity considers a few of the problems which have to be conquer for this extension to ensue. the problems mentioned include:





  • Philosophical and theoretical questions about the character of democracy and the justification of its values

  • Pressing political concerns, reminiscent of the the most important position of elections in democracy promotion

  • Legal advancements, resembling the position of overseas legislation and judicial networks

  • The nature of the worldwide political area as democratization brings demanding situations to the ways that structures have usually been organized

Global Democracy and its Difficulties will entice a variety of lecturers, students and scholars who paintings throughout fields the sort of political concept, overseas legislations, comparative politics and political financial system. it will likely be of specific curiosity to these with an curiosity within the political, fiscal, criminal and ethical features of democratization.

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Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans: Nationalism and the by Cathie Carmichael

By Cathie Carmichael

Ethnic detoxification within the Balkans seems on the phenomenon of ethnic detoxification within the Balkans over the past 200 years. It argues that the occasions that happened in this time could be demystified, that the South East of Europe was once no longer destined to turn into violent and that buildings of the Balkans as endemically violent misses a very important political aspect and historic point.
Carmichael presents an account of ethnic detoxing within the Balkans as a unmarried old phenomenon and brings jointly an unlimited array of basic and secondary resources to provide a concise and obtainable argument. This ebook could be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of ecu reports, background and comparative politics.

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Regime Dynamics in EU's Eastern Neighbourhood: EU Democracy by Sergiu Buscaneanu

By Sergiu Buscaneanu

This publication examines the effectiveness and consistency of ecu democracy promoting in its jap neighbourhood among 1991 and 2014. It concludes that the EU’s democratization function during this zone used to be, now not strangely, susceptible inside of this period of time. notwithstanding, this vulnerable function in basic terms took form less than 4 family and transnational stipulations: (a) the next cost-benefit stability of rule move, (b) a decrease structural hassle a given kingdom would have to conquer on its method in the direction of a democratic regime, (c) elevated degrees of authority distribution throughout branches of strength, and (d) the next quantity of democratic diffusion as a result of local interactions. In these international locations the place those family and transnational stipulations have been current, as in Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia, the EU’s democratizing effect used to be in causal phrases basically the end of the iceberg. so much edition in regime dynamics is still to be defined by means of family and transnational contexts.

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Super Imperialism: The Origin and Fundamentals of U.S. World by Michael Hudson

By Michael Hudson

Michael Hudson's exceptional shattering booklet will depart orthodox economists spluttering. Classical economists don't love to be reminded of the gruesome realities of Imperialism. Hudson is likely one of the tiny handful of financial thinkers in brand new international who're forcing us to examine outdated questions in startling new methods. Alvin Toffler, best-selling writer of destiny surprise and The 3rd Wave

This new and entirely revised variation of large Imperialism describes the genesis of America's political and fiscal domination.

Michael Hudson's in-depth and hugely arguable research of U.S. monetary international relations explores the faults equipped into the middle of the realm financial institution and the IMF at their inception which -- he argues -- have been meant to maintain the US's monetary hegemony. tough to realize on the time, those difficulties have seeing that turn into specific because the failure of the foreign economy has turn into obvious; the IMF and global financial institution have been manage to provide relief to constructing international locations, yet in its place the various world's poorest nations were plunged into insurmountable debt crises.

Hudson's critique of the damaging process the overseas economy offers very important insights into the true motivations on the center of those associations - and the expanding tide of competition that they face round the world.

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Nationalism and Liberal Thought in the Arab East: Ideology by Christoph Schumann

By Christoph Schumann

This ebook explores the advanced courting among nationalism and liberal inspiration within the Arab East in the course of the first 1/2 the 20 th century. interpreting this formative interval via reformist Islam, Arab secularism and Arab literature, the booklet situates significant shifts within the political ideologies and practices of Arab liberals inside of a old context.



Contributions from well known students within the box express how instead of essentially contradicting one another, those colleges of notion are heavily associated. Many key calls for of liberalism - such a lot particularly constitutionalism, the guideline of legislations, person rights, and well known participation - were principal to the nationalist schedule, whereas different matters have confirmed extra debatable: inter-confessional tolerance, secularism, and the objectives of state-sponsored schooling. even if a robust geographical region used to be pivotal to the nationalist mind's eye in the course of many of the 20th century, a robust critique of unchecked country strength took form as Arab international locations skilled a half-century of authoritarian executive. In examining those matters, the chapters reveal how the increase and fall of liberalism around the zone used to be no longer decided exclusively by way of faith or tradition, yet by way of the guidelines of influential intellectuals and politicians.



Advancing our figuring out of political ideology and perform within the Arab East, this quantity should be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of political technological know-how, background and the center East.

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Machiavelli and the Modern State: The Prince, The Discourses by Alissa M. Ardito

By Alissa M. Ardito

This publication deals an important reinterpretation of the background of republican political inspiration and of Niccolò Machiavelli's position inside it. It locates Machiavelli's political idea inside enduring debates concerning the right dimension of republics. From the 16th century onward, as states grew higher, it was once believed merely monarchies might govern huge territories successfully. Republicanism was once a sort of presidency relegated to city city-states, anachronisms within the new age of the territorial country. for hundreds of years, background and idea have been in contract: developing a longer republic used to be as futile as attempting to sq. the circle; yet then James Madison devised a compound consultant republic that enabled renowned govt to tackle renewed lifestyles within the sleek period. This paintings argues that Machiavelli had his personal Madisonian impulse and merits to be famous because the first glossy political theorist to examine the opportunity of a republic with a wide inhabitants extending over a large territory.

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Reforming Intelligence by Thomas C. Bruneau,Steven C. Boraz,Robert Jervis

By Thomas C. Bruneau,Steven C. Boraz,Robert Jervis

nowadays, it truly is infrequent to choose up a newspaper and never see a narrative with regards to intelligence. From the investigations of the 9-11 fee, to accusations of unlawful wiretapping, to debates on even if it truly is appropriate to torture prisoners for info, intelligence—both exact and not—is using household and international coverage. And but, partly due to its inherently secretive nature, intelligence has obtained little or no scholarly learn. Into this void comes Reforming Intelligence, a well timed choice of case stories written via intelligence specialists, and subsidized by means of the guts for Civil-Military family (CCMR) on the Naval Postgraduate tuition, that jointly define the simplest practices for intelligence providers within the usa and different democratic states.Reforming Intelligence means that intelligence is better conceptualized as a subfield of civil-military family members, and is better in comparison via associations. The authors research intelligence practices within the usa, uk, and France, in addition to such constructing democracies as Brazil, Taiwan, Argentina, and Russia. whereas there's even more info relating to proven democracies, there are classes to be discovered from states that experience created (or re-created) intelligence associations within the modern political weather. in spite of everything, examining concerning the successes of Brazil and Taiwan, the mess ups of Argentina and Russia, and the continuing reforms within the usa yields a handful of demanding truths. within the murky international of intelligence, that is an unqualified achievement.

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