East Germany and Detente
Building Authority after the Wall
By (author) A. James McAdams
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East Germany and Detente by A. James McAdams
Book DescriptionThe emergence of East Germany as one of Europe's most vocal advocates of East-West detente in the 1980s represented 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, 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 detente, and the way in which non-superpower states can take initially adverse circumstances and turn them into instances of opportunity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521268356
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Dec-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. James McAdams
East Germany and Detente, Paperback (January 2008)
This study demonstrates the changing historical significance of the idea of detente and how non-superpower states can create opportunity out of initially adverse circumstances.
Judging the Past in Unified Germany, Hardback (April 2001)
This 2001 book examines how government of unified Germany has dealt with former government of Communist East Germany.
Germany Divided, Paperback (July 1994)» View all books by A. James McAdams
A comprehensive interpretations of the relationship between East and West Germany and of the problems of contemporary German unity. It dissects the complex process by which East and West German leaders moved over the years from first pursuing the ideal of German unity, to accepting what they believed to be the inescapable reality of division.
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