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A Concise History of the World Since 1945

States and Peoples

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W.M. Spellman explores the past half century focusing on key topics such as human migration, science and technology, international business, religion and politics and Empire. Authoritative and well-written, this is an ideal...

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W.M. Spellman explores the past half century focusing on key topics such as human migration, science and technology, international business, religion and politics and Empire. Authoritative and well-written, this is an ideal introductory guide for anyone with an interest in World history and the issues and challenges facing the globe today.

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A succinct introductory guide to a popular area of study and general interest
Easytofollow structure, organized by subject
Focuses on key topics including science, technology, environment, religion, globalization and international business

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Dynamic Tensions in Recent Global History
PART I: FROM BI-POLAR TO MULTI-POLAR WORLD
The Cold War in Global Context, 1945-1991
The End of Empire and the Problem of Neo-Colonialism
An Elusive New World Order, 1991-2004
PART II: GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS
When Borders Don't Matter: Development and Global Culture
When Borders Do Matter: International Migration and Identity
PART III: BODY AND SPIRIT
Science, Technology and the Environment
Religions and Civil Society
Conclusion: Hope and Misgiving in the New Century
Further Reading
Index.

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W.M. SPELLMAN is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, USA. His publications include The Global Community: Migration and the Making of the Modern World, 1500-2000 (2002) and the co-authored volume The West: Culture and Ideas (2003).

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W.M. SPELLMAN is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, USA. His publications include The Global Community: Migration and the Making of the Modern World, 1500-2000 (2002) and the co-authored volume The West: Culture and Ideas (2003).

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