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The Development Decade

Amanda Kay McVety

in Enlightened Aid: U.S. Development as Foreign Policy in Ethiopia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796915
eISBN:
9780199933266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796915.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

John F. Kennedy eagerly embraced the use of foreign aid as an instrument of foreign policy, reforming the existing Point Four model into the US Agency for International Development. Lyndon Johnson ... More


The Pursuit of Power in Modern Japan 1825–1995

Chushichi Tsuzuki

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205890
eISBN:
9780191676840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205890.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

This history of modern Japan covers its transformation from a small country on the fringe of international politics to the major world power it is today. The book traces Japan's pursuit of power, ... More


Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World

Jason C. Parker

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190251840
eISBN:
9780190251871
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251840.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

During the Cold War, the superpowers endeavored to win hearts and minds through what came to be called public diplomacy. Many of the target audiences were on the front lines in Europe. But other, ... More


Renaissance, Reformation and Scientific Revolution

Jeremy Black

in The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes the significant role played by the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the Scientific Revolution in the coming of the modern age. It discusses the consequences of the ... More


Enlightenment and Information

Jeremy Black

in The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the gathering and use of information from the Enlightenment to the French Revolution and considers the wider political contours and consequences of the rationalism of the ... More


Conclusions

Jeremy Black

in The Power of Knowledge: How Information and Technology Made the Modern World

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300167955
eISBN:
9780300198546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167955.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This conclusion explains how information is linked to consumerism, democratisation, and modernisation. It describes how the acquisition and use of information led to the production and dissemination ... More


Paradise Found: The Discovery of Indonesia and the Surfing Imagination

Scott Laderman

in Empire in Waves: A Political History of Surfing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520279100
eISBN:
9780520958043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279100.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 3 examines the “discovery” of Indonesia by surfers in the 1970s. This followed the massacres in Indonesia of the mid-1960s, to which the surfing imagination paid no discernible heed. Surfers ... More


Introduction

Thomas Marsden

in The Crisis of Religious Toleration in Imperial Russia: Bibikov's System for the Old Believers, 1841–1855

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198746362
eISBN:
9780191808920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746362.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Religion

The introduction looks at the history of the Russian Orthodox schism, and the different means by which the tsarist government confronted the dissenting Old Believers since their appearance in the ... More


A New History of the Future? From Conceptual History to Intellectual World History

Jenny Andersson

in The Future of the World: Futurology, Futurists, and the Struggle for the Post Cold War Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198814337
eISBN:
9780191851919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814337.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 2 argues that historians need to reengage with the future. It sets out an argument for a transnational history of the future, which traces the circulation of forms of predictive knowledge and ... More


Progress and Hubris: The Political Ecology of Late Colonial Development

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the environmental dimensions of the so-called ‘second colonial occupation’ after the Second World War. Whereas European power declined quickly in Asia after 1945, wherever it ... More


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