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The Making of Detente - Soviet-American Relations in the Shadow of Vietnam (Paperback): Keith L. Nelson The Making of Detente - Soviet-American Relations in the Shadow of Vietnam (Paperback)
Keith L. Nelson
R915 R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Save R76 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Originally published in 1995. In the early 1970s, largely as a result of the debilitating struggle in Vietnam, the United States began to reassess and redefine its basic approach to East-West relations. At the same time, the Soviet Union was awakening to the liabilities that a continuing and unregulated state of hostility would impose on its own internal and external agenda. Keith Nelson details the circumstances and traces the steps that led to the first significant accommodation and easing of tension between the superpowers during the Cold War. "In this important study, Keith Nelson explains the detente period in an imaginative, convincing, and impressively scholarly manner. Although there have been scores of books and memoirs on the subject, none have done the job quite like Nelson's. In particular, he has used post-glasnost Russian memoirs and monographs-and, especially, his own interviews with such key players as Dobrynin and Arbatov-to present one of the most intelligent Kremlinological studies I have ever seen."-Melvin Small, Wayne State University

Why War? Ideology, Theory, and History (Paperback, Revised): Keith L. Nelson, Spencer C. Olin Why War? Ideology, Theory, and History (Paperback, Revised)
Keith L. Nelson, Spencer C. Olin
R625 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R128 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Instead of proposing another theory of war, their goal is a more modest one of raising the theoretical consciousness of historians. Specifically, they argue that 'ideology does influence theory, historians do have ideologies as well as theories ...about which they are not always conscious or consistent, and we can better understand, compare, and evaluate what historians are saying when we comprehend their ideological and theoretical perspectives.' They attempt then, to classify historical interpretations of war according to their ideological/ theoretical orientations, however covert." (Perspective). "Nelson and Olin ...are concerned with enhancing history's social utility by advancing its capacity to produce generalizations that can explain or predict events and are subject to empirical testing. Their exploration of historical generalization focuses on an issue itself of the highest importance, the causes of war; but their aim is also to create a model for historical generalization applicable to other issues. They argue that to understand generalizations in history, one must recognize their roots in theory, and that historians' theories in turn proceed from their own ideologies. To demonstrate, they survey theories about the causes of war that have come out of conservative, liberal, and radical ideologies...any historian will profit from this rigorous approach to the problem." (Choice). "Learned and suggestive, this book clarifies much of what is already known, and points toward new ways of understanding." (Library Journal).

Re-Viewing the Cold War - Domestic Factors and Foreign Policy in the East-West Confrontation (Hardcover, New): Patrick M.... Re-Viewing the Cold War - Domestic Factors and Foreign Policy in the East-West Confrontation (Hardcover, New)
Patrick M. Morgan, Keith L. Nelson; Foreword by Georgi Arbatov
R2,289 Discovery Miles 22 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A cooperative effort by a number of historians and political scientists, this essay collection focuses on the important connection between domestic affairs and foreign relations during the Cold War. The case studies treat phases of both the Soviet and American experiences and involve contributions by two Russian scholars, three Americans, a German, a Swede, and an Israeli.

This collection is particularly timely and signficant because of the surprising way the Cold War ended, making clear that domestic developments can overthrow even the most potent foreign policies and undermine longstanding assumptions about the primacy of international factors. A provocative essay collection, this will be of interest to diplomatic historians and Soviet Affairs specialists, scholars, and students.

Re-Viewing the Cold War - Domestic Factors and Foreign Policy in the East-West Confrontation (Paperback, New): Patrick M.... Re-Viewing the Cold War - Domestic Factors and Foreign Policy in the East-West Confrontation (Paperback, New)
Patrick M. Morgan, Keith L. Nelson; Foreword by Georgi Arbatov
R1,038 Discovery Miles 10 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A cooperative effort by a number of historians and political scientists, this essay collection focuses on the important connection between domestic affairs and foreign relations during the Cold War. The case studies treat phases of both the Soviet and American experiences and involve contributions by two Russian scholars, three Americans, a German, a Swede, and an Israeli.

This collection is particularly timely and signficant because of the surprising way the Cold War ended, making clear that domestic developments can overthrow even the most potent foreign policies and undermine longstanding assumptions about the primacy of international factors. A provocative essay collection, this will be of interest to diplomatic historians and Soviet Affairs specialists, scholars, and students.

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