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Author Hakkarainen, Petri, 1976-

Title A state of peace in Europe : West Germany and the CSCE, 1966-1975 / Petri Hakkarainen.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 280 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Studies in contemporary European history ; volume 10
Studies in contemporary European history ; 10.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-273) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction : era of negotiations -- 1966-69 : incubation of strategies -- 1969-70 : bilateral leverages and European security -- 1970-71 : transition to western multilateralism -- 1971-72 : towards a European peace order? -- 1972-75 : Deutschlandpolitik at the conference -- Conclusion : evolution instead of revolution.
Summary From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s West German foreign policy underwent substantial transformations: from bilateral to multilateral, from reactive to proactive. The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) was an ideal setting for this evolution, enabling the Federal Republic to take the lead early on in Western preparations for the conference and to play a decisive role in the actual East-West negotiations leading to the Helsinki Final Act of 1975. Based on extensive original research of recently released documents, spanning more than fifteen archives in eight countries, this study is a substantial contribution to scholarly discussions on the history of detente, the CSCE and West German foreign policy. The author stresses the importance of looking beyond the bipolarity of the Cold War decades and emphasizes the interconnectedness of European integration and European detente. He highlights the need to place the genesis of the CSCE conference in its historical context rather than looking at it through the prism of the events of 1989, and shows that the bilateral and multilateral elements (Ostpolitik and the CSCE) were parallel rather than successive phenomena, parts of the same complex process and in constant interaction with each other.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Subject Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (1972 : Helsinki, Finland)
Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. (OCoLC)fst01405528
Konferenz über Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa
Konferenz über Sicherheit und Zusammenarbeit in Europa.
European cooperation.
Cold War.
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Germany (West)
Germany (West) -- Foreign relations -- Europe.
Coopération européenne.
Détente (Politique)
Guerre froide.
Europe -- Relations extérieures -- Allemagne (Ouest)
Allemagne (Ouest) -- Relations extérieures -- Europe.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
HISTORY -- Modern -- 20th Century.
Detente. (OCoLC)fst00891616
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
European cooperation. (OCoLC)fst00916676
Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245064
Germany (West) (OCoLC)fst01210273
Deutschland Bundesrepublik
Deutschland (BRD)
Cold War (1945-1989) (OCoLC)fst01754978
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Hakkarainen, Petri, 1976- State of peace In Europe : West Germany and the CSCE, 1966-1975. New York, NY : Berghahn Books, ©2011
ISBN 9780857452948 (electronic bk.)
0857452940 (electronic bk.)
1306547989 (electronic bk.)
9781306547987 (electronic bk.)
9781789201079 (electronic bk.)
1789201071 (electronic bk.)
9780857452931 (hardback : alk. paper)
Standard No. CHNEW 000695148
CHNEW 000695155
DEBSZ 431660344
AU@ 000055966796
CHVBK 569638739
CHNEW 001057315

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