The United States and Western Europe Since 1945
From Empire by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift
By (author) Geir Lundestad
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United States and Western Europe Since 1945 by Geir Lundestad
Book DescriptionBased on new and existing research by a world-class scholar, this is the first book in 20 years to examine the entire dynamics ofthe American-European relationship since 1945. The relationship between the United States and Western Europe has always been crucial, and current events dictate that it is becoming ever more so. In this important new work, Geir Lundestad analyses the balance between co-operation and conflict which has characterized this relationship in the post-war period. He examines talk of transatlantic drift, and the strain now apparent between the USA and the nation-states of Western Europe. In the concluding section, Lundestad offers a topical view of the future of transatlantic interaction. Throughout this work, Lundestad's much cited 'empire by invitation' thesis is both put into practice and extended in time and scope. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in one of the most important and enduring international relationships of the last 60 years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199266685
(242mm x 162mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Rise and Decline of the American 'Empire', Hardback (March 2012)
The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire" explores the rapidly growing literature on the rise and fall of the United States. Lundestad argues that after 1945 the US has definitely been the most dominant power the world has seen. Now, however, he argues the US is in decline, its economic growth is slow and its debt is rising rapidly.
Just Another Major Crisis?, Hardback (August 2008)» View all books by Geir Lundestad
Some of the world's leading academic experts on American-European relations provide the most up-to-date analysis of this crucial aspect of world politics.
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