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Jochen Hippler
Pax Americana? - Hegemony or Decline,
London 1994


Contents


Introduction


Part One: The Old Order 1

 1 The Birth of the Postwar Order 3
     Alternatives 6
     The United States in Victory 7

 2 The Shifting Centres of Power 10
     Strength through Integration: the German Federal Republic 10
     Relative Weakening of the US 13
     The Soviet Union 17
     How Bipolar Was the Postwar Period? 19

3 The Postwar Order in the Third World: Regional Conflicts 21
     The Cold War in the South 21
     The Ideology and Instruments of the Cold War in  the Third World 31

Part Two: The New World Order 43

 4 The Conditions 45
     The End of the Postwar Order 45
     The End of a Superpower: the Soviet Union and  its Foreign Policy 47
     The Western Response 61

 5 Initial Trends in the Third World 70
     The Balance of the 1980s 70
     Afghanistan, Central America, Cambodia 74

 6 The Ideology of the New World Order 87
     What's New? Which World? Whose Orders? 87
     The American Leadership Role 89
     The Future of the Third World 92
     Looking for New Threats: the South 98
     Ideological Changes in the South  105

7 The Ordering of the New World: the Middle East 111
     A New Type of Conflict: the Crisis in the Persian Gulf 111
     The Results of the War: a Regional Peace?  121

8 The New Order of World Power 130
     Germany within Europe 130
     Europe and NATO 142
     Japan and the US 152

9 The New Interventionism and the United Nations 163
     A Tribal War in Europe? 163
     Somalia 167
     The UN and Peacekeeping 170

10 The Future of the New World Order 178
     What Characterises the New World Order? 181
     The Future Role of the Third World 184
     A New Confrontation? 186
 

Notes and References 195
Index 204



 

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