This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars.
The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of familiar Cold War events, such as the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and superpower detente, and shed new light on the importance of ideology, race, modernization, and transnational movements.
The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War draws on the wealth of new Cold War scholarship, bringing together essays on a diverse range of topics such as geopolitics, military power and technology and strategy. The chapters also address the importance of non-state actors, such as scientists, human rights activists and the Catholic Church, and examine the importance of development, foreign aid and overseas assistance.
The volume is organised into nine parts:
- Part I: The Early Cold War
- Part II: Cracks in the Bloc
- Part III: Decolonization, Imperialism and its Consequences
- Part IV: The Cold War in the Third World
- Part V: The Era of Detente
- Part VI: Human Rights and Non-State Actors
- Part VII: Nuclear Weapons, Technology and Intelligence
- Part VIII: Psychological Warfare, Propaganda and Cold War Culture
- Part IX: The End of the Cold War
This new Handbook will be of great interest to all students of Cold War history, international history, foreign policy, security studies and IR in general.
'A stunningly rich collection of essays that covers the Cold War from every conceivable angle. From film to nuclear weapons, decolonization to human rights, it's all here. The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War is the most useful single volume history available for scholars, students and the general reader. The editors have gathered together an international group of scholars, whose transnational perspectives illuminate the origins and the consequences of this three-quarter of a century struggle which, whatever its name, was never really cold.' - Prof. Marilyn Young, New York University, USA
Introduction Editors Part 1: Cold War Origins 1. The Roots of Conflict (Soviet Russia and the World before 1945) Melvyn Leffler and Vladimir Pechatnov 2. The Great Powers and the End of World War II Toshi Hasegawa 3. The Formation of the Blocks (Marshall Plan/NATO/Sovietization of Europe) Vojtech Mastny 4. The Dawn of the Atomic Age Sergey Radchenko and Campbell Craig Part 2: Cracks in the Empire 5. The Berlin Crises Christian Ostermann or Hope Harrison 6. Communism in Poland 1956 Anita Prazmowska 7. The Hungarian Revolution Charles Gati 8. The Sino-Soviet Split Lorenz Luthi and Sergey Radchenko Part 3: The Cold War and the Third World 9. Decolonization and the Search for Models of Development [tbc] 10. Soviet and American Modernization Projects in the Third world Gregg Brazinsky, Nils Gilman and Michael Latham 11.The decline of the Soviet model/the rise of Political Islam Artemy Kalinovsky 12. The Cold War in Africa Phil Muelenbeck and Jeff Byrne 13. The Cold War in Latin America Tanya Harmer, Jim Seikmeir and Hal Brands Part 4: Detente 14. US-Soviet Detente Craig Daigle 15. Sino-American Rapprochement Yafeng Xia and Chen Jian 16. Ospolitik M.E. Sarotte and David Geyer 17. CSCE/Helsinki Final Act Douglas Selvage and Mike Morgan Part 5: Science, Technology, and Cold War Culture 18. Soviet Scientists/US Science and the Cold War/The Cold War University David Holloway and Nils Gilman 19. Sovietology and the Cold War David Engerman 20. Cold War Cinema Todd Bennet and Patrick Major 21. Cold War Propaganda Kenneth Osgood Part 6: The End of the Cold War and the Collapse of the Soviet Union 22. The End of the Cold War: An International Perspective Jeremy Suri 23. Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War Sarah Snyder 24. The Catholic Church and the End of the Cold War Piotr Kosicki 25. The Collapse of the Soviet Union Stephen Kotkin. Conclusions