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Constructing a post-war order : the rise of US hegemony and the origins of the Cold War

Author: Andrew Collison Baker
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris : Distributed by ... Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: International library of twentieth century history, 35.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Andrew Baker here examines the expansion of US political and economic power and hegemony during this period [post-World War II], and the extent to which smaller states, particularly, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, contested this expansion."--Book flap.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Collison Baker
ISBN: 9781848856363 1848856369
OCLC Number: 667822755
Description: xiv, 327 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Revisionism : a brief introduction --
The British Commonwealth and post-war order --
The organisation of this study --
The imperial world --
Imperial systems --
Commonwealth --
Good neighbours --
Anglo-American cooperation --
Aviation and the evolving idea of world order --
The messy business of integration --
The trouble with American power. Aviation and regionalism --
The Canadian analysis of American power --
The Canadian conundrum --
Towards a Canadian policy --
Australia, New Zealand and the big two --
Redefining imperial frontiers --
Regional solutions --
Smuts and Britain --
Smuts and Africa --
Greater South Africa and aviation --
Planning for post-war order. Organising the peace : the new global technocracy --
The peculiar challenge of the Soviet Union --
Post-hostilities planning in Britain --
Canada --
Australia --
New Zealand --
South Africa --
Visions of post-war order. Britain and the 'Four Power' plan --
The military implications of a general settlement --
British policy : core questions --
South Africa : hinge of the Commonwealth? --
Canada : squaring the quartersphere --
America and the post-war settlement --
The general settlement and Canadian security --
Defending Australia --
Defining Australian aspirations --
Australia and collective security --
New Zealand post-war concerns --
The Canberra Conference and after --
New Zealand and collective security --
The British Commonwealth in world affairs. Britain and the dominions --
Diplomatic drift --
British preparations --
The dominion premiers' meeting --
Smuts and atomic diplomacy --
Dumbarton Oaks --
Canadian lobbying --
The Canadian response --
The Australian response --
New Zealand --
The Wellington Conference --
Functional negotiations. Functional convergence in planning for post-war aviation --
The Commonwealth between Britain and America --
The Chicago Conference --
Towards multilateralism --
The London technical talks --
The Council --
Broad Commonwealth agreement --
The great powers and collective security. Yalta --
The San Francisco Conference --
The preamble --
Smuts' shrinking circle --
The veto --
The Security Council --
The General Assembly --
Trusteeship --
Power and the new international society --
Failure. The London Preparatory Commission --
The Executive Committee --
The Preparatory Commission --
The General Assembly : 10 January to 15 February, 1946 --
Council membership and elections --
Trusteeship --
Trends in the General Assembly --
The General Assembly: 23 October to 17 December, 1946 --
The decline of Australian foreign policy --
The defeat of Smuts : Southwest Africa --
The Commonwealth and the revolt against the West --
Regional integration, imperial disintegration. The intractable problems of post-war security --
The post-war disposition of territory : the South Pacific --
The post-war disposition of territory : the Italian colonies --
The 1946 Dominion Premiers' Meeting --
The Commonwealth and military liaison --
The Commonwealth and scientific liaison --
Pacific bases --
The Italian colonies --
The peace treaties --
Colonial retreat --
Canada and Commonwealth defence --
Towards the Brussels Pact --
Conclusion. Notes on the political economy of post-war order.
Series Title: International library of twentieth century history, 35.
Responsibility: Andrew Baker.


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