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It tackles the daunting task of trying to condense )] TJ ET BT 34.016 244.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the essentials of Europe?s post-war development ? east and west, north and south ? into a series of overview )] TJ ET BT 34.016 230.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(chapters within the confines of one hardback volume. The result is a success, albeit not a fully unqualified )] TJ ET BT 34.016 216.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(one. While the essays included here do convince in their respective fields, some fairly significant gaps in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 202.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(volume?s overall coverage make this a somewhat incomplete companion to post-Second World War )] TJ ET BT 34.016 187.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(European history.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The book consists of 22 relatively concise chapters, most of them roughly 20 pages long, divided into four )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sections. The first and shortest section, composed of just two essays, covers the transition from the Second )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(World War to the Cold War during the latter half of the 1940s. The second section features eight chapters on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the broad theme of ?Europe and the Cold War World?. The last two sections, in turn, concentrate on the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(years since the fall of the Iron Curtain. Section three examines ?political and economic developments? in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 90.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(post-1990 Europe over the course of six chapters, whereas the concluding section?s five essays focus on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 75.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(?social and cultural developments? in the same period.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Thematically, the book pays particular attention to Cold War and post-Cold War high politics and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(918)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Tuesday, 1 June, 2010)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Editor:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Klaus Larres)] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.163 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(ISBN:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 484.907 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(9781405106122)] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.651 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(2009)] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.139 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Price:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 427.883 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(110.00)] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.627 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Pages:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.371 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(536pp.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 385.115 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 370.859 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Blackwell)] TJ ET BT 34.016 356.603 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 342.347 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Oxford)] TJ ET BT 34.016 328.091 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 313.835 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Pertti Ahonen)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 15 0 R >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Length 7159 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(international relations on the one hand and to European integration on the other. The story of European )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(integration, from its federalist inter-war roots to ongoing post-Cold War projects, forms the specific focus of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(five chapters and features prominently in several others. International relations in their different non-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(EEC/EU manifestations, ranging from the collapse of the Second World War great power alliance to the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(dynamics of the European Cold War and to the ongoing attempts to build a new basis for trans-Atlantic )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(relations in the transformed post-1990 world, stand at the centre of another five chapters. The rest of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(book consists of individual essays on particular themes, including economic developments and globalization, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 696.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(decolonization, political parties, churches and Christianity, terrorism, migration, social movements, welfare )] TJ ET BT 34.016 682.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(policies as well as gender relations and family structures.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Much about this volume works commendably well. The individual chapters are well-organised and clearly )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(presented. Most pack an impressive amount of relevant information into a relatively short space. Many are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(highly readable, with a strong narrative flow that should make them accessible to a potentially quite wide )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(audience. Another major asset lies in the general approach that the entire volume adopts. All the chapters )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(approach the material in a trans-national fashion, describing and analyzing broad trends, albeit with an eye )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(for national specificities and contrasts, which is a welcome counterpoint to the continuing predominance of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the nation-state paradigm in much of the scholarship on post-1945 European history. Each essay contains a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(bibliography of relevant key works in English, which vary considerably in length ? from a page or two to as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(many as seven or eight ? but invariably provide a useful point of departure for those in search of further )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(reading on particular topics. Most chapters also feature an additional ?further reading? section, essentially a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(very brief bibliographical essay about the key secondary literature.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 487.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Although the quality of the contributions is high throughout, certain chapters stand out for their ability to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 473.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(crystallize complicated material into concise and informative essay form. Some of the chapters on the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 458.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(history of European integration belong to this category. Klaus Larres, for example, provides an excellent )] TJ ET BT 34.016 444.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(overview of American attitudes and policies towards European integration from1945 to 1990, and Carine )] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Germond lucidly explores the moves towards further unification of Europe sparked by the end of the Cold )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(War. Other stand-out contributions include Dianne Kirby?s far-ranging exploration of the role churches in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the European Cold War and Panikos Panayi?s illuminating and multi-faceted discussion of cross-border )] TJ ET BT 34.016 387.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(migration and its impact on post-1945 Europe. Mark Kramer?s analysis of the Cold War from the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 373.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(perspective of the Eastern bloc in general and the Kremlin in particular is also of a characteristically high )] TJ ET BT 34.016 359.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(quality.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Despite its various strengths, this companion to post-Second World War European history also has its )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(weaknesses, which, at least in this reviewer?s opinion, are best categorized as problems of omission rather )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(than commission. In my mind, the particular focus of the contributions featured in the volume raises two )] TJ ET BT 34.016 290.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(broader questions about what a general companion to contemporary European history could ? and ideally )] TJ ET BT 34.016 275.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(should ? cover. One of these question is geographical and the other thematic.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 249.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Geographically, this edition is predominantly focused on Western Europe. The core countries of the old EEC )] TJ ET BT 34.016 235.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(receive particularly intensive attention, although other parts of Western Europe also feature relatively )] TJ ET BT 34.016 220.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(prominently from time to time, partly in predictable contexts. The Scandinavian countries, for example, are )] TJ ET BT 34.016 206.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(most prominently represented in the chapters on welfare policies and gender relations. Eastern Europe is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 192.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(covered much less extensively, particularly in the pre-1990 period. Mark Kramer?s chapter on ?The Soviet )] TJ ET BT 34.016 178.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Bloc and the Cold War in Europe? is the only contribution that deals specifically with the eastern half of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 163.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(continent during the Cold War, and its primary focus lies on the Soviet Union?s foreign policy. Although a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 149.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(handful of other chapters, including the essays on economic developments by Ian Jackson, on the churches )] TJ ET BT 34.016 135.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(by Dianne Kirby, and on new social movements by Ingolfur Blhdorn also pay some attention to the former )] TJ ET BT 34.016 121.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Eastern bloc, the East-West balance remains very uneven. Many key developments in Eastern Europe in the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 106.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(post-1945 years remain largely unexplored, particularly from the perspective of the region?s non-hegemonic )] TJ ET BT 34.016 92.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(powers: the establishment and consolidation of Communist regimes, the experience of living under those )] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(regimes, the upheavals that shook the Soviet bloc in 1953, 1956, 1968, and the ultimate collapse of East )] TJ ET BT 34.016 64.181 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(European Communism, to name a few.)] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 18 0 R ] /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 3381 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 784.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Thematically, the book has a rather political focus. International relations and high politics stand at the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 770.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(centre of most of the contributions, and the handful of chapters that stretch beyond this realm into other )] TJ ET BT 34.016 755.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(fields, such as broader social developments, also mostly adopt a primarily top-down approach, typically )] TJ ET BT 34.016 741.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(emphasizing formal institutions and political processes. As a result, some very important themes of post-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 727.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1945 European history remain either marginalized or absent. Social trends and developments at the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 713.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(grassroots levels receive little attention, particular in the pre-1990 period. Cultural history fares even less )] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(well; no chapter addresses European culture at either the high or popular levels or in any period. Some other )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(approaches that have been dominant in recent research on post-1945 European history also remain absent. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Questions of memory and identity politics, particularly vis--vis the Second World War and its legacies, for )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(example, are not addressed anywhere in the volume. As a result, the coverage of the most recent period of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(European history provided here is a bit spotty.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 615.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(To be fair, a single volume on as complex and diffuse a topic as post-1945 Europe cannot cover everything. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 601.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Arguably, a book with a relatively restricted emphasis on just a handful of key themes can be tighter and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 587.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(more focused than a more far-ranging collection, and this volume does indeed deliver high quality results in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 572.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the areas on which it concentrates. But as a companion to Europe and European history in general since )] TJ ET BT 34.016 558.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1945, it leaves some large gaps. It is a valuable addition to the relevant literature and will undoubtedly prove )] TJ ET BT 34.016 544.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(useful to scholars and students alike. 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