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East Germany and Detente : Building Authority after the Wall - A. James McAdams

East Germany and Detente

Building Authority after the Wall

Hardcover Published: 27th December 1985
ISBN: 9780521268356
Number Of Pages: 248

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The emergence of East Germany as one of Europe's most vocal advocates of East-West detente in the 1980s represents a remarkable political transformation. Prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, East Germany had been amongst the most intransigent proponents of the Cold War, largely because of the perceived threat to the domestic authority of its own leadership. Renewed exposure has, however, prompted that leadership to regard good relations with the West as integral rather than inimical to its own pursuit of legitimacy. Of interest not only to scholars of communist politics but to all students of East-West affairs, Professor McAdams' study demonstrates both the changing historical significance of the idea of d6tente, and the way in which non-superpower states can take initially adverse circumstances and turn them into instances of opportunity.

Preface
Introduction
Die mauer: 1961
Building authority: 1962G++1966
Cracks in the myth of stability: 1967G++1971
Redefining East German priorities: 1972G++1978
Looking outward: 1979G++1984
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521268356
ISBN-10: 0521268354
Series: Cambridge Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 27th December 1985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.46