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

Geir Lundestad


Based on new and existing research by a world‐class scholar, this is the first book in twenty years to examine the dynamics of the entire American–Western European relationship since 1945. The relationship between the US and Western Europe has always been crucial, and current events dictate that it is becoming ever more so. In this book, the author analyses the balance between the cooperation and conflict that has characterized this relationship in the post‐war period. He examines talk of transatlantic drift, and the strain now apparent between the US and the nation states of Western Europe. T ... More

Keywords: American–Western European relations, conflict, cooperation, dynamics, empire by invitation, history, international relationships, relationship, transatlantic drift, US, Western Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199266685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199266689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geir Lundestad, author
Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and Professor Adjunct, University of Oslo, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Oslo