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Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Holger Nehring


This book focuses on a number of peace movements in Britain and West Germany from the end of Second World War in 1945 to the early 1970s in order to answer this question. Britons and West Germans had been fierce enemies in the Second World War, but after 1945 a substantial number of activists in both countries imagined themselves to be part of a common movement against nuclear armaments and for peace and security. Politics of Security tells the story of how people experienced the cold war as a war. It is about the impact of the cold war on political cultures. This crucial issue is often forgot ... More

Keywords: Peace movements, transnational history, social movements, nuclear age, post-war European history, cold war, politics of security

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199681228
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holger Nehring, author
Professor of Contemporary European History, University of Stirling