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America, Europe, Africa, 1945-1973- L’Amérique, l’Europe, l’Afrique, 1945-1973

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Éric Remacle and Pascaline Winand

Written in memory of Alfred Cahen, Honorary Professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles and Ambassador of Belgium, this book is inspired by the main stages of his career: European integration, the transatlantic partnership and relations between Belgium and her ex-colonies. The focus is on transatlantic relations and the place of Europe in international relations between 1945 and 1973. The role played by the United States in the post-war reconstruction of Europe and the evolution of the transatlantic partnership from Truman to Nixon are first examined. The authors then portray attempts to achieve European military integration – with an emphasis on the evolution of the Western (European) Union –, the saga of the Multilateral Force and the difficulties associated with the creation of a nuclear Europe. The final chapters deal with Belgian Africa and the project of the European Political Community and explore relations between Belgium and her ex-colonies.
Écrit en hommage à Alfred Cahen, Professeur honoraire à l’Université libre de Bruxelles et ambassadeur de Belgique, ce livre est inspiré par les jalons principaux de sa carrière – construction européenne, partenariat atlantique, relations entre la Belgique et ses anciennes colonies. L’ouvrage se focalise sur les relations transatlantiques et la place de l’Europe dans les relations internationales de 1945 à 1973. Il insiste premièrement sur la place des États-Unis dans la reconstruction de l’Europe d’après-guerre, et dresse le tableau de l’évolution du partenariat atlantique de Truman à Nixon. Il dépeint ensuite les tentatives d’intégration militaire européenne, y compris l’évolution de l’Union (de l’Europe) occidentale, les péripéties de la Force multilatérale et les difficultés de la création d’une Europe nucléaire. Il met enfin l’accent sur l’Afrique belge et le projet de la Communauté politique européenne et explore la relation entre la Belgique et ses anciennes colonies.

BIC Classifications

  • Humanities (H)
    • History (HB)
      • Regional & national history (HBJ)
        • History of the Americas (HBJK)
      • History: earliest times to present day (HBL)
        • 21st century history: from c 2000 - (HBLX)
  • Society & social sciences (J)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Political science & theory (JPA)
      • Comparative politics (JPB)
  • Economics, finance, business & management (K)
    • Economics (KC)
      • Economic theory & philosophy (KCA)

BISAC Classifications

  • Business & Economics (BUS)
    • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History (BUS023000)
  • History (HIS)
    • HISTORY / Europe / General (HIS010000)
    • United States (HIS036)
      • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century (HIS036060)
  • Political Science (POL)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory (POL010000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General (POL011000)
    • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations (POL013000)

THEMA Classifications

  • Society & Social Sciences (J)
    • Politics & government (JP)
      • Comparative politics (JPB)
      • Political structure & processes (JPH)
  • Economics, Finance, Business & Management (K)
    • Economics (KC)
      • Economic theory & philosophy (KCA)
  • History & Archaeology (N)
    • History (NH)
      • European history (NHD)
      • History of the Americas (NHK)
  • Geographical qualifiers (1)
    • The Americas (1K)
      • North America (USA & Canada) (1KB)
        • United States of America, USA (1KBB)
        • Canada (1KBC)
    • Other geographical groupings, Oceans & seas (1Q)
      • Political, socio-economic & strategic groupings (1QF)
        • EU (European Union) (1QFE)
  • Time period qualifiers (3)
    • c 1500 onwards to present day (3M)
      • 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999 (3MP)
      • 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100 (3MR)