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

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ISBN-13:
9780199266685
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.09.2003
Seiten:
344
Autor:
Geir Lundestad
Gewicht:
680 g
Format:
240x169x23 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Based on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in 20 years to examine the entire dynamics of the American-European relationship since 1945. Lundestad examines how the relationship between the United States and Europe is becoming increasingly strained, and offers a topical view of the future of this relationship.
Analyses the balance between co-operation and conflict which has characterized the American-European relationship in the post-war. This book examines talk of transatlantic drift, and the strain apparent between USA and the nation-states of Western Europe. It offers a topical view of the future of transatlantic interaction.
Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The Historical Setting; 2. Co-operation Established: "Empire" by Invitation 1945-1950; 3. Co-operation Expanded: The Atlantic Community, Germany's Role, and Western Europe's Integration 1950-1962; 4. Conflict Renewed: De Gaulle's Challenge to America's Hegemony 1962-1969; 5. Conflict and Out-of-Area Questions 1945-1975; 6. Conflict and Co-operation: Relationships (Not) Redefined 1969-1977; 7. From Bad to Worse 1977-1984; 8. The End of the Cold War and Co-operation in the End 1984-1993; 9. Renewed Invitations: America's new Strong Role in Europe 1993-2001; 10. Transatlantic Drift: The Present and the Future; Bibliography; Index
Based on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in 20 years to examine the entire dynamics ofthe American-European relationship since 1945. The relationship between the United States and Western Europe has always been crucial, and current events dictate that it is becoming ever more so. In this important new work, Geir Lundestad analyses the balance between co-operation and conflict which has characterized this relationship in thepost-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 this 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 60 years.