America  Germany  and the Future of Europe Book

America Germany and the Future of Europe


  • Author : Gregory F. Treverton
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-07-14
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400862870

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Gregory Treverton reviews the significant episodes in Europe's history after World War II, emphasizing America's preoccupation with Europe and the decisive effect of U.S. foreign policy on European security and economic arrangements during the postwar years. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The New Europe Book

The New Europe


  • Author : United States. President (1981-1989 : Reagan)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Democracy
  • Pages : 3
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951D00822875M

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Visions of the Future in Germany and America Book

Visions of the Future in Germany and America


  • Author : Hermann Wellenreuther
  • Publisher : Berg Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2001-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015054113991

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Predictions about the world have the power to grip whole societies, and shape the actions of many groups whether working in politics, ecology or religion. At the end of epochs and eras humans tend to reflect on the shape of things to come. Most recently, fears about the 'millennium bug' had thousands rushing to stock up on candles and food in the weeks before New Year's Eve. Concerns about the future have been expressed differently throughout history. This book explores the historical context surrounding various debates, decisions and beliefs about the future in recent centuries. Religious, political, literary and ecological visions of the future in America and Germany are addressed comparatively. In particular, scholars from the United States and Germany explore the meaning of eschatological and utopian thoughts pursued during the last three centuries and tackle subjects ranging from science fiction to religious radicalism, utopian social experiments, and visions of race relations. This book delves into the hopes and fears for the future that have shaped the past and will be of interest to comparative historians as well as to historians of Europe and the United States intrigued by the subject of utopias.

Becoming Europe Book

Becoming Europe


  • Author : Samuel Gregg
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Release Date : 2013-01-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594036507

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“We’re becoming like Europe.” This expression captures many Americans’ sense that something has changed in American economic life since the Great Recession’s onset in 2008: that an economy once characterized by commitments to economic liberty, rule of law, limited government, and personal responsibility has drifted in a distinctly “European” direction. Americans see, across the Atlantic, European economies faltering under enormous debt; overburdened welfare states; governments controlling close to fifty percent of the economy; high taxation; heavily regulated labor markets; aging populations; and large numbers of public-sector workers. They also see a European political class seemingly unable—and, in some cases, unwilling—to implement economic reform, and seemingly more concerned with preserving its own privileges. Looking at their own society, Americans are increasingly asking themselves: “Is this our future?” In Becoming Europe, Samuel Gregg examines economic culture—the values and institutions that inform our economic priorities—to explain how European economic life has drifted in the direction of what Alexis de Tocqueville called “soft despotism,” and the ways in which similar trends are manifesting themselves in the United States. America, Gregg argues, is not yet Europe; the good news is that economic decline need not be its future. The path to recovery lies in the distinctiveness of American economic culture. Yet there are ominous signs that some of the cultural foundations of America’s historically unparalleled economic success are being corroded in ways that are not easily reversible—and the European experience should serve as the proverbial canary in the coal mine.

The Future of Europe Book

The Future of Europe


  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Economic assistance, American
  • Pages : 682
  • ISBN 10 : PURD:32754074742259

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The Future of NATO Book

The Future of NATO


  • Author : Ted Galen Carpenter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135206505

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The end of the Cold War has raised questions about the future of NATO. Now that the threat from the Warsaw Pact has disappeared, there seems little need for a Western military alliance of such magnitude. The contributions here offer various views on NATO's future.

U S  Foreign Policy Book

U S Foreign Policy


  • Author : Robert J. Art
  • Publisher : Macmillan College
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029170902

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The Future Book

The Future


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: International relations
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105073113198

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The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies Book

The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies


  • Author : Patt Leonard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315480831

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The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies Excerpt :

This bibliography, first published in 1957, provides citations to North American academic literature on Europe, Central Europe, the Balkans, the Baltic States and the former Soviet Union. Organised by discipline, it covers the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences and technology.

The Marshall Plan Book
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The Marshall Plan


  • Author : Benn Steil
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501102394

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Winner of the 2018 American Academy of Diplomacy Douglas Dillon Award Shortlisted for the 2018 Duff Cooper Prize in Literary Nonfiction “[A] brilliant book…by far the best study yet” (Paul Kennedy, The Wall Street Journal) of the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan and its long-lasting influence on our world. In the wake of World War II, with Britain’s empire collapsing and Stalin’s on the rise, US officials under new Secretary of State George C. Marshall set out to reconstruct western Europe as a bulwark against communist authoritarianism. Their massive, costly, and ambitious undertaking would confront Europeans and Americans alike with a vision at odds with their history and self-conceptions. In the process, they would drive the creation of NATO, the European Union, and a Western identity that continue to shape world events. Benn Steil’s “thoroughly researched and well-written account” (USA TODAY) tells the story behind the birth of the Cold War, told with verve, insight, and resonance for today. Focusing on the critical years 1947 to 1949, Benn Steil’s gripping narrative takes us through the seminal episodes marking the collapse of postwar US-Soviet relations—the Prague coup, the Berlin blockade, and the division of Germany. In each case, Stalin’s determination to crush the Marshall Plan and undermine American power in Europe is vividly portrayed. Bringing to bear fascinating new material from American, Russian, German, and other European archives, Steil’s account will forever change how we see the Marshall Plan. “Trenchant and timely…an ambitious, deeply researched narrative that…provides a fresh perspective on the coming Cold War” (The New York Times Book Review), The Marshall Plan is a polished and masterly work of historical narrative. An instant classic of Cold War literature, it “is a gripping, complex, and critically important story that is told with clarity and precision” (The Christian Science Monitor).

Shaping German Foreign Policy Book

Shaping German Foreign Policy


  • Author : Anika Leithner
  • Publisher : First Forum Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082655864

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Introduction : historical memory in German foreign policy -- has Germany crossed the Rubicon? : the case of NATO and Kosovo -- A trajectory of change? : the case of Afghanistan -- Defender of peace and of the United Nations: the case of Iraq -- Germany's future in Europe and beyond.

A Search for Enemies Book

A Search for Enemies


  • Author : Ted Galen Carpenter
  • Publisher : Cato Institute
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 093279095X

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The American Impact on Postwar Germany Book

The American Impact on Postwar Germany


  • Author : Reiner Pommerin
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 1571810951

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It is only with the benefit of hindsight that the Germans have become acutely aware of how profound and comprehensive was the impact of the United States on their society after 1945.This volume reflect the ubiquitousness of this impact and examines the German responses to it. Contributions by well-known scholars cover politics, industry, social life and mass culture.

The Future of Europe Book
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The Future of Europe


  • Author : Alberto Alesina
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262261470

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A provocative argument that unless Europe takes serious action soon, its economic and political decline is unavoidable, and a clear statement of the steps Europe must take before it's too late. Unless Europe takes action soon, its further economic and political decline is almost inevitable, economists Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi write in this provocative book. Without comprehensive reform, continental Western Europe's overprotected, overregulated economies will continue to slow—and its political influence will become negligible. This doesn't mean that Italy, Germany, France, and other now-prosperous countries will become poor; their standard of living will remain comfortable. But they will become largely irrelevant on the world scene. In The Future of Europe, Alesina and Giavazzi (themselves Europeans) outline the steps that Europe must take to prevent its economic and political eclipse. Europe, the authors say, has much to learn from the market liberalism of America. Europeans work less and vacation more than Americans; they value job stability and security above all. Americans, Alesina and Giavazzi argue, work harder and longer and are more willing to endure the ups and downs of a market economy. Europeans prize their welfare states; Americans abhor government spending. America is a melting pot; European countries—witness the November 2005 unrest in France—have trouble absorbing their immigrant populations. If Europe is to arrest its decline, Alesina and Giavazzi warn, it needs to adopt something closer to the American free-market model for dealing with these issues. Alesina and Giavazzi's prescriptions for how Europe should handle worker productivity, labor market regulation, globalization, support for higher education and technology research, fiscal policy, and its multiethnic societies are sure to stir controversy, as will their eye-opening view of the European Union and the euro. But their wake-up call will ring loud and clear for anyone conce

NATO and the Future of European Security Book

NATO and the Future of European Security


  • Author : Sean Kay
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN 10 : 0847690016

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Tracing NATO's formative years, its Cold War development, and its post-Cold War evolution, Sean Kay draws on his policy experience in Brussels and Washington to provide unique insights into contemporary policy challenges, including NATO's outreach to the East and its Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and the future of the Balkans, enlargement and the role of Russia in Europe, NATO's internal military adaptation, and the future of the transatlantic relationship. Kay argues that although NATO has evolved to some degree, it remains an institution dependent upon the United States with uncertain long-term prospects for playing a constructive role in Europe. Indeed, the author shows that if not implemented carefully, NATO enlargement may actually decrease rather than increase stability in the region.