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Title:
Historical atlas of the 20th century 1900[-]1999
Author:
Haywood, John, 1956-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : MetroBooks, 2001.

©1998
Physical Description:
1 atlas (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781586632397
Format :
Book

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Summary

The emergence of transnational social movements as major actors in international politics - as witnessed in Seattle in 1999 and elsewhere - has sent shockwaves through the international system. Many questions have arisen about the legitimacy, coherence and efficiency of the international order in the light of the challenges posed by social movements. This ground-breaking book offers a fundamental critique of twentieth-century international law from the perspective of Third World social movements - the first ever to do so. It examines in detail the growth of two key components of modern international law - international institutions and human rights - in the context of changing historical patterns of Third World resistance. Using a historical and interdisciplinary approach, Rajagopal presents compelling evidence challenging current debates on the evolution of norms and institutions, the meaning and nature of the Third World as well as the political economy of its involvement in the international system.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Outline of World History
6.01 The world - AD 1920
6.02 The world - AD 1942
6.03 The world - AD 1950
6.04 The world - AD 1974
6.05 The world - AD 1997
Europe
6.06 World War I - 1914-1918
6.07 Europe between the wars - 1918-1939
6.08 World War II in Europe - 1939-1942
6.09 World War II in Europe - 1942-1945
6.10 Europe divided - 1945-1989
6.11 Europe after the Cold War - 1989-1997
The Americas
6.12 The Americas - 1914-1945
6.13 The Americas - 1945-1997
6.14 Central America and the Caribbean - 1945-1997
Asia and Australasia
6.15 The making of the Soviet Union - 1917-1941
6.16 The decline of the Soviet Union - 1941-1991
6.17 China: chaos to Communism - 1911-1949
6.18 Japan and the Asian empires - 1914-1941
6.19 World War II in Asia - 1941-1945
6.20 East Asia - 1945-1976
6.21 The Indo-China wars - 1954-1976
6.22 Central and south Asia - 1945-1997
6.23 The rise of the Pacific rim - 1976-1997
The Middle East and Africa
6.24 The Middle East and north Africa - 1914-1948
6.25 Arab-Israeli conflict - 1948-1977
6.26 The Middle East - 1977-1997
6.27 Decolonization and nationalism in Africa - 1945-1997
6.28 Southern Africa - 1914-1997
6.29 Encyclopedic Dictionary
Acknowledgments
Index

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