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Europe and the Wider World : What Is Europe? - Bernard Waites

Europe and the Wider World

What Is Europe?

By: Bernard Waites (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th March 1995
ISBN: 9780415124218
Number Of Pages: 216

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This book examines the concept of Europe in its relations to those areas of the globe beyond its borders. In particular it is concerned with the historical evolution and contemporary setting of Europe vis-a-vis The United States of America, the developing world and the former Soviet Union. This involves drawing on the perspectives of international history, politics and economics.
A unifying feature of the analysis included here is provided by the fact that the bi-polar world that emerged in the aftermath of the Second World War has effectively been brought to an end with the collapse first of Soviet control in Eastern Europe, and then by the break-up of the Soviet Union itself and a prospective reduction of American influence in western Europe. What will Europe look like in an increasingly multi-polar world? An answer to this depends not only on the evolving external connections between Europe and other parts of the world but also on the internal development of European political and economic integration. The dynamic of this crucial dual relationship is examined here.

General preface to 'What is Europe?'p. 5
Introduction to Book 4p. 7
Europe and the Third Worldp. 11
The European encompassment of the world after 1450p. 16
Europe and Asia in the first imperial agep. 22
Industrial capitalism and the 'imperialism of free trade'p. 29
Europe and Africap. 33
Who profited from modern colonialism?p. 37
Decolonizationp. 48
Western aid to the Third Worldp. 62
Europe and Russiap. 73
Russia and Europep. 75
Russia in Europep. 87
Soviet-European relations after 1945p. 96
Russia in the 'common European house'p. 105
Europe and the United Statesp. 119
The inter-war backgroundp. 122
The Cold War declared: 1945-1953p. 124
America dominant: 1953-1973p. 142
A changing balance: 1973-1989p. 153
After the Cold War: the future of the Atlantic partnership?p. 161
Europe in the global economyp. 165
What is the European economic space?p. 168
The institutional matrix of economic Europep. 168
Patterns of European economic interactionsp. 172
The international economic order and Europe's place within itp. 183
The evolving European economic orderp. 192
Europe and the management of the global economyp. 198
The three blocs consideredp. 203
Postscript, April 1994p. 211
Acknowledgementsp. 217
Notes on contributorsp. 218
Indexp. 219
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415124218
ISBN-10: 0415124212
Series: What Is Europe?
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 30th March 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.68  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1

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