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Description - The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939 by Michael Cox

E.H. Carr's "Twenty Years' Crisis" is a classic work in international relations. Published in 1939, on the eve of World War II, it was immediately recognized by friend and foe alike as a defining work in the fledgling discipline. The author was one of the most influential and controversial intellectuals of the 20th century. The issues and themes he develops in this book continue to have relevance to modern day concerns with power and its distribution in the international system. Michael Cox's critical introduction provides the reader with background information about the author, the context for the book, its main themes and contemporary relevance. Written with the student in mind, it offers a guide to understanding a complex, but crucial text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333963777
ISBN-10: 0333963776
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 341
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Cox

E.H CARR - born in 1892, Carr joined the foreign office in 1916 and worked in Paris and Riga. He was subsequently Assistant Adviser on League of Nations Affairs, First Secretary in the Foreign Office and, for one year during the War, director of Foreign Publicity for the Ministry of Information. His first academic post was as Wilson Professor of International Politics, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and at the same time he was Assistant Editor of the Times. From 1953-55 he was tutor in politics at Balliol College, Oxford, but in 1955 he moved to Trinity College, Cambridge after being elected a Fellow of the college. He died in 1982. - MICHAEL COX is Professor of International Politics at University of Wales, Aberystwyth and editor of the Review of International Studies. His most recent publications include The Eighty Years' Crisis: International Relations 1919-1999 (1998) and E.H. Carr: A Critical Reappraisal (2000) .

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