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Mental maps in the era of détente and the end of the Cold War 1968-91

Mental maps in the era of détente and the end of the Cold War 1968-91 / edited by Steven Casey, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Jonathan Wright, Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.
9781137500953 (hardback)
1137500956 (hardback)
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Physical Description
xi, 259 pages ; 23 cm
"The last two decades of Cold War saw a transformation of the international system. This volume shows how this change was viewed through the eyes of fifteen major political leaders who were caught up in the process and helped to shape it. The focus on individuals allows the global transformation of power relations to be understood together with the distinctive elements of different societies, cultures and ideologies. The mental maps of crucial figures, from Brezhnev to Gorbachev, Nixon and Kissinger to Reagan, Allende to Mandela, Hussein to Nyerere, Deng Xiaoping to Soeharto, Brandt and Kohl to Havel and Ceausescu provide fascinating insights into the opportunities and constraints felt during this crucial era of international relations"-- Provided by publisher.
Added to Catalog
December 08, 2015
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction / Steven Casey and Jonathan Wright
1. "Do Not Think I Am Soft..." : Leonid Brezhnev / Vladislav Zubok
2. Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger : The Outsiders? / Jussi Hanhimaki
3. Salvador Allende / Victor Figueroa-Clark
4. Nicolae Ceaușescu / Eliza Gheorghe
5. Julius Nyerere / Emma Hunter
6. King Hussein of Jordan / Nigel Ashton
7. President Soeharto / David Jenkins
8. Deng Xiaoping / Yafeng Xia
9. Václav Havel / Kieran Williams
10. Willy Brandt and Helmut Kohl / Jonathan Wright
11. Ronald Reagan / Luis Da Vinha
12. Mikhail Gorbachev / Archie Brown
13. Nelson Mandela / Rita Barnard And Monica Popescu
Conclusion / Jonathan Wright and Steven Casey.

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