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The United States and the European alliance since 1945 /
edited by Kathleen Burk and Melvyn Stokes.
imprint
Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Berg, 1999.
description
vii, 324 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1859732771 (cloth)
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imprint
Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Berg, 1999.
isbn
1859732771 (cloth)
contents note
"Empire" by integration : the United States and European integration, 1945-1996 / Geir Lundestad -- Economic leverage : the United States, civil aviation, and Europe, 1945-1996 / Alan P. Dobson -- International co-operation versus national self-interest : the United States and Europe during the 1973-1974 oil crisis / Fiona Venn -- Language and power in the western alliance / Frank costigliola -- Ambivalent about America : Giorgio La Pira and the Catholic left in Italy from NATO ratification to the Vietnam War / James Edward Miller -- What price solidarity? : European-American nuclear interdependence in NATO / Beatrice Heuser -- Interdependence and independence : Nassau and the British nuclear deterrent / Lawrence Freedman and John Gearson -- European insiders working inside Washington : Monnet's network, Euratom, and the Eisenhower administration / Pascaline Winand -- Do personalities make a difference? : Washington working with Europeans / Klaus Schwabe -- Special pleading / Alex Danchec -- The Federal Republic's Ostpolitik and the United States : initiatives and constraints / Gottfried Niedhart.
catalogue key
3856734
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text explores the relations between the US and Europe since 1945. It looks at the alliance from different angles, at personal and economic relationships as well as those focusing on defence.
Main Description
Most historical writing on the relations between the United States and its European allies in the post-war period has concentrated on the development of the Cold War and the beginnings of European integration. An equally significant question is how relations between an increasingly self-confident Europe and a United States used to its leadership role developed after this period. This book investigates the successes and failures, as well as the diversity, that constituted both the strength and weakness of the transatlantic alliance. It looks at crucial areas of conflict, such as economics and trade, nuclear weapons, the language of power, and key personalities, as well as the very concept of a special relationship. How did Europe and the United States respond to economic emergencies such as the 1973-4 oil crisis and how were issues of power and control reflected in the language used by officials to describe foreign nations and statesmen? Who controlled the nuclear button and how did fears and feelings of inferiority influence European-American nuclear interdependence in NATO? How did American officials attempt to walk successfully in European corridors of power and how did Europeans network in Washington? What are the qualities that make relationships such as the Anglo-American or the German-American one special and what strains do they place on other members of the alliance?Internationally renowned experts in their fields illuminate the most exciting and important research currently available on the European-American relationship and shed new light on the way the western alliance has functioned. This important book will have wide appeal for specialists in a number of fields: international relations, politics, economics, and history.
Main Description
Most historical writing on the relations between the United States and its European allies in the post-war period has concentrated on the development of the Cold War and the beginnings of European integration. An equally significant question is how relations between an increasingly self-confident Europe and a United States used to its leadership role developed after this period. This book investigates the successes and failures, as well as the diversity, that constituted both the strength and weakness of the transatlantic alliance. It looks at crucial areas of conflict, such as economics and trade, nuclear weapons, the language of power, and key personalities, as well as the very concept of a special relationship. How did Europe and the United States respond to economic emergencies such as the 1973-4 oil crisis and how were issues of power and control reflected in the language used by officials to describe foreign nations and statesmen? Who controlled the nuclear button and how did fears and feelings of inferiority influence European-American nuclear interdependence in NATO? How did American officials attempt to walk successfully in European corridors of power and how did Europeans network in Washington? What are the qualities that make relationships such as the Anglo-American or the German-American one special and what strains do they place on other members of the alliance? Internationally renowned experts in their fields illuminate the most exciting and important research currently available on the European-American relationship and shed new light on the way the western alliance has functioned. This important book will have wide appeal for specialists in a number of fields: international relations, politics, economics, and history.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Empire by Integration: the United States and European Integration, 1945-1996p. 17
Notesp. 35
Economics and Tradep. 43
Economic Leverage: the United States, Civil Aviation, and Europe, 1945-1996p. 45
Notesp. 66
International Co-operation versus National Self-interest: the United States and Europe during the 1973-1974 Oil Crisisp. 71
Notesp. 92
Who Commands?p. 99
Language and Power in the Western Alliancep. 101
Notesp. 122
Ambivalent about America: Giorgio la Pira and the Catholic Left in Italy from NATO Ratification to the Vietnam Warp. 127
Notesp. 144
The Defence Relationshipp. 151
What Price Solidarity? European-american Nuclear Interdependence in NATOp. 153
Notesp. 172
Interdependence and Independence: Nassau and the British Nuclear Deterrentp. 179
Notesp. 198
Towards a United States of Europe: Do Personalities Make a Difference?p. 205
European Insiders Working Inside Washington: Monnet's Network, Euratom, and the Eisenhower Administrationp. 207
Notesp. 230
Do Personalities Make a Difference? Washington Working with Europeansp. 239
Notesp. 262
Special Relationshipsp. 269
Special Pleadingp. 271
Notesp. 283
The Federal Republic's Ostpolitik and the United States: Initiatives and Constraintsp. 289
Notesp. 305
Notes on Contributorsp. 313
Indexp. 317
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