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From Bad to Worse: The United States and Western Europe, 1977–1984

Geir Lundestad

in The United States and Western Europe Since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266685
eISBN:
9780191601057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266689.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Gives an account of the worsening relations between the US and Western Europe during the Carter and Reagan administrations of 1977–1984. Jimmy Carter took over as President of the US with the best of ... More


Carter: Close, but No Cigar

William M. LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh

in Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469626604
eISBN:
9781469626628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626604.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the efforts of the Carter administration to normalize relations with Cuba, noting that no president before or since has made as determined an effort to normalize U.S.-Cuban ... More


Business, Labor, and the Politics of Inflation

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the complex politics of inflation from the onset of wage-price controls in 1971 through the peak of America's inflationary experience during the Carter administration. During ... More


World Order Politics

Daniel J. Sargent

in A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195395471
eISBN:
9780199393633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395471.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In 1977, the Carter administration began working to implement a new guiding strategy for US foreign policy, oriented toward the promotion of human rights and the management of economic ... More


“Total Immersion in All the Horrors of the World”: The Carter Administration and Human Rights, 1977–1978

William Michael Schmidli

in The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451966
eISBN:
9780801469626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451966.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter evaluates the impact of the Carter administration on human rights. Following Jimmy Carter’s inauguration, the administration set out to institutionalize human rights in the policymaking ... More


The Revenge of Geopolitics

Daniel J. Sargent

in A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195395471
eISBN:
9780199393633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395471.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

In 1978, the Carter administration abandoned its preoccupation with world order politics and focused US foreign policy on the containment of the Soviet Union. This strategic reorientation turned not ... More


“Tilting Against Gray-Flannel Windmills”: U.S.-Argentine Relations, 1979–1980

William Michael Schmidli

in The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451966
eISBN:
9780801469626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451966.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses human rights and the U.S.–Argentine relations in 1979–1980. Having spearheaded U.S. efforts to promote human rights in Argentina for three years, Patricia Derian was outraged ... More


Carter, Reagan, and the Human Rights Revolution

William Michael Schmidli

in The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451966
eISBN:
9780801469626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451966.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This concluding chapter looks at human rights during the Reagan administration. In accordance with its aggressive posture in the international arena, the Reagan administration set out to dramatically ... More


The Refugee Crisis of 1980: Forging the Detention Tool

Carl Lindskoog

in Detain and Punish: Haitian Refugees and the Rise of the World's Largest Immigration Detention System

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400400
eISBN:
9781683400660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400400.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 examines the Caribbean refugee crisis of 1980 and the government’s response. After more than one hundred thousand Cubans and tens of thousands of Haitians arrived on American shores in a ... More


“No Substantial Progress”: Blacks, the Economy, and Racial Polarization in the Late 1970s

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

Among other disappointments during Carter's administration one of the most apparent was the country's economic situation. Since African Americans were often susceptible to being laid off, they often ... More


The Reagan Counterrevolution

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

in After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

Several Americans, particularly those from the white South, shared the same sense of high elation with Senator Thurmond after Ronald Reagan was elected as the nation's president. Busing was about to ... More


Cuban-Americans: Carter and the Cuban American Committee (CAC); Reagan and the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF)

Nadejda K Marinova

in Ask What You Can Do For Your (New) Country: How Host States Use Diasporas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190623418
eISBN:
9780190623432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623418.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on two organizations on opposite ends of the Cuban-American spectrum. The Carter administration utilized the Cuban American Committee to provide favorable public relations for ... More


Human Rights and the Cold War

William Michael Schmidli

in The Fate of Freedom Elsewhere: Human Rights and U.S. Cold War Policy toward Argentina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451966
eISBN:
9780801469626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451966.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This introductory chapter begins by evaluating the effect of Jimmy Carter’s successful 1976 presidential bid on human rights during the Cold War. For human rights advocates, Carter’s victory ... More


The Congressional Revolt

in Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Poverty, and the Wealth of Nations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226033648
eISBN:
9780226033679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226033679.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter introduces the escalating congressional controversies over the multilateral development banks (MDBs)—controversies that ended with Congress slashing most of the proposed U.S. budget for ... More


The Shuttle: NASA's Radically New Partnership with the National Security Agencies

James E. David

in Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049991
eISBN:
9780813050430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049991.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

NASA forged an unprecedented and unequal partnership with the defense and intelligence agencies to obtain their critical political support for the Shuttle. Their requirements dictated a larger ... More


“If you say change, I’ll say I can’t”: A New Vision

Jamie Miller

in An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190274832
eISBN:
9780190274863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274832.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Chapter 9 shows how the demise of Vorster and his visions allowed for the implementation of the hawks’ doctrines as government policy. It argues that because Vorster had attached so much importance ... More


Financial Protection

Thomas O. McGarity

in Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300141245
eISBN:
9780300195217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300141245.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on the financial meltdown that was a bipartisan meltdown. The Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act of 1980 was enacted during the Carter Administration, ... More


Black Power, Neighborhood Power, and the Growth of Organizational Fixers

Julia Rabig

in The Fixers: Devolution, Development, and Civil Society in Newark, 1960-1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388311
eISBN:
9780226388458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388458.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter introduces readers to organizational fixers, focusing on the founding years and early decades of three first-generation community development corporations. The disparate backgrounds of ... More


Epilogue

Kenneth J. Vandevelde

in The First Bilateral Investment Treaties: U.S. Postwar Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation Treaties

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190679576
eISBN:
9780190679606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190679576.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

In 1966, as the last FCN treaty awaited signature, the Senate sought to strengthen the rule of law with respect to investment by giving advice and consent to ratification of the ICSID Convention, ... More


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