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Contested Space

Contested Space

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History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Intelligence, 6 (History of International Relations Library, 6) Contested Space fills a gap on the Persian Gulf in accounts of global Anglo-American rivalries during the Second World War. It goes beyond existing country, oil and cold war strategic studies to trace a broad ideological as well as material contest between two variants of overseas capitalism: neo-corporatist British 'guided development' and American 'new deal internationalism'. Frictions over how, respectively, to order or liberate the region and its peoples continued into the cold war era, with the 'special relationship' contingent on one power's sublimation to the other. With the USSR an intermittent factor, intra-Western frictions were more influential in postwar Persian Gulf politics, when expanding American interaction with new indigenous client-allies accelerated the unravelling of British imperialism. Table of Contents Preface: 'Contested Space': Anglo-American Relations in the Persian Gulf, 1939-1947 1.Chapter One: Evolving British Imperialism and the Persian Gulf, 1900-1939 2.Chapter Two: 'Reserving Complete Freedom': Wartime Britain and American Regional Subordination, 1939-1941 3.Chapter Three: 'Competitive Cooperation': Emerging Anglo-American Frictions, 1942. 4.Chapter Four: 1943: 'Our Joint Influence Could Scarcely Be Challenged': The Elusive Pursuit of Rapprochement 5.Chapter Five: 1944: 'A Perfect Nightmare to Them': Britain's Search for Tenable Balance in the Persian Gulf 6.Chapter Six: 1945: Transition, Continuity and Shifting Anglo-American Order. 7.Chapter Seven: 1946: US Internationalism and Multilateral Security in the Persian Gulf. 8.Chapter Eight: 1947: 'A "Loosening Up" by the British': Anglo-American Relations, the Persian Gulf and the Onset of the Cold War Epilogue: Britain, the United States and the Postwar Persian Gulf, a Not So Special Relationship. Sources and Bibliography About the Author Simon Davis, Ph.D. (1994) in History, University of Exeter, is Associate Professor of History at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. He works in contemporary international history, and recently published A-Z of the Cold War (with Joseph Smith) (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).

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  • ISBN-13: 9789004171305
  • Publisher: Republic of Letters
  • Publisher Imprint: Republic of Letters
  • Depth: 25
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Weight: 684 gr
  • ISBN-10: 9004171304
  • Publisher Date: 31 Aug 2011
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 244 mm
  • No of Pages: 352
  • Series Title: History of International Relations, Diplomacy, & Intelligence
  • Sub Title: Anglo-American Relations in the Persian Gulf, 1939-1947
  • Width: 165 mm

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