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Europe since 1945 [electronic resource] / edited by Mary Fulbrook.

Contributor(s): Fulbrook, Mary, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Short Oxford history of Europe: Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xv, 324 p.) : maps.ISBN: 1423786106 (electronic bk.); 9781423786108 (electronic bk.); 9780198731788 (pbk.); 0198731787 (pbk.); 9780198731795 (cloth); 0198731795 (cloth).Subject(s): Security, International | Europe -- History -- 1945- | Europe -- Economic conditions -- 1945- | Europe -- Foreign relations -- 1945- | Europe -- History -- 1945- | S�ecurit�e r�egionale | Europe -- Histoire -- 1945- | Europe -- Conditions �economiques -- 1945- | Europe -- Relations ext�erieures -- 1945- | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Europe since 1945.DDC classification: 940.55 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover -- General Editor's Preface -- Contents -- List of contributors -- List of abbreviations -- 1: Introduction: Europe since 1945 -- Key developments and trends -- From fragmentation to convergence? -- Towards a European identity? -- 2: Politics -- Reshaping Europe after 1945 -- Stability and control: the boring 1950s -- The radical 1960s -- The convergence of Western Europe 1970 ... 1991 -- The end of communism in Europe -- Clouds over Europe's future -- 3: Social history -- The society we left behind: mid-twentieth-century Europe -- The main periods of social history since 1945 -- The post-war era -- The era of prosperity -- The era of economic difficulties -- The era since the upheaval of 1989-1991 -- The processes of change -- Conclusion -- 4: Economy -- Overview of post-war economic trends -- Initial conditions -- The task of reconstruction -- The transition to sustained growth -- The role of the Marshall Plan -- The age of extensive growth -- The economics of intensive growth -- Inflationary pressure and labour conflict -- The contradictions of corporatism -- Retreat into regionalism -- Rising unemployment and integrationist response -- The crucible of integration -- The collapse of central planning -- Difficulties of the transition -- Retrospect and prospect -- 5: Culture -- Introduction: culture and society in post-1945 Europe -- Changing social and political frameworks of cultural development -- Social cleavages of cultural practice -- Education -- Rocking youth culture -- Culture and the state during the cold war -- The impact of the economy -- Changing political meanings in culture and the arts -- Experiences and memories of the Second World War -- Existentialism -- Modernism and Americanism -- Marxist debate and radical culture -- The feminist challenge -- A post-modern crisis? -- New systems of communication and globalization -- European culture, culture and Europe -- 6: International and security relations within Europe -- Ideological factors in post-war European history -- Year zero and the importance of the German question -- The cold war and European security -- Integrating Europe: from the Schuman plan to the 1990s -- After the cold war: the reuniting of Europe in the 1990s -- 7: Interaction with the non- European world -- The cold war -- Decolonization -- Globalization and internationalization -- Conclusion -- 8: Conclusion -- Later twentieth-century Europe in long-term perspective -- From the Wall to Wales ... and back again -- Further Reading -- Chronology -- Maps.
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Cover -- General Editor's Preface -- Contents -- List of contributors -- List of abbreviations -- 1: Introduction: Europe since 1945 -- Key developments and trends -- From fragmentation to convergence? -- Towards a European identity? -- 2: Politics -- Reshaping Europe after 1945 -- Stability and control: the boring 1950s -- The radical 1960s -- The convergence of Western Europe 1970 ... 1991 -- The end of communism in Europe -- Clouds over Europe's future -- 3: Social history -- The society we left behind: mid-twentieth-century Europe -- The main periods of social history since 1945 -- The post-war era -- The era of prosperity -- The era of economic difficulties -- The era since the upheaval of 1989-1991 -- The processes of change -- Conclusion -- 4: Economy -- Overview of post-war economic trends -- Initial conditions -- The task of reconstruction -- The transition to sustained growth -- The role of the Marshall Plan -- The age of extensive growth -- The economics of intensive growth -- Inflationary pressure and labour conflict -- The contradictions of corporatism -- Retreat into regionalism -- Rising unemployment and integrationist response -- The crucible of integration -- The collapse of central planning -- Difficulties of the transition -- Retrospect and prospect -- 5: Culture -- Introduction: culture and society in post-1945 Europe -- Changing social and political frameworks of cultural development -- Social cleavages of cultural practice -- Education -- Rocking youth culture -- Culture and the state during the cold war -- The impact of the economy -- Changing political meanings in culture and the arts -- Experiences and memories of the Second World War -- Existentialism -- Modernism and Americanism -- Marxist debate and radical culture -- The feminist challenge -- A post-modern crisis? -- New systems of communication and globalization -- European culture, culture and Europe -- 6: International and security relations within Europe -- Ideological factors in post-war European history -- Year zero and the importance of the German question -- The cold war and European security -- Integrating Europe: from the Schuman plan to the 1990s -- After the cold war: the reuniting of Europe in the 1990s -- 7: Interaction with the non- European world -- The cold war -- Decolonization -- Globalization and internationalization -- Conclusion -- 8: Conclusion -- Later twentieth-century Europe in long-term perspective -- From the Wall to Wales ... and back again -- Further Reading -- Chronology -- Maps.

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