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The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990

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The CSCE and the End of the Cold War

Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990

Edited by Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder

380 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78920-026-3 $130.00/£92.00 Hb Published (November 2018)

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Reviews

“This excellent volume stands at the forefront of scholarship in the field and will certainly make an important contribution to our understanding of the complex developments that led to the end of the Cold War.” • Aryo Makko, Stockholm University and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

“The essays in this volume illuminate just what the Helsinki process entailed and help explain the multidimensional ways in which it facilitated the end of the Cold War—everything from building bridges between groups to keeping dialogue going when the Cold War refroze in the early 1980s and connecting lower-level politics to high politics.” • Jaclyn Stanke, Campbell University

“Bold in ambition and scope, this collection highlights transnational history at its finest. It covers an impressive amount of terrain, allowing for a more layered and nuanced understanding of the CSCE.” • Garret Martin, American University

Description

From its inception, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) provoked controversy. Today it is widely regarded as having contributed to the end of the Cold War. Bringing together new and innovative research on the CSCE, this volume explores questions key to understanding the Cold War: What role did diplomats play in shaping the 1975 Helsinki Final Act? How did that agreement and the CSCE more broadly shape societies in Europe and North America? And how did the CSCE and activists inspired by the Helsinki Final Act influence the end of the Cold War?

Nicolas Badalassi is Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the Institut d’Etudes politiques d’Aix-en-Provence (Sciences Po Aix). He is the author of the award-winning En finir avec la guerre froide: La France, l’Europe et le processus d’Helsinki, 1965–1975 (Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2014). He has also co-edited with H. Ben Hamouda the publication Les pays d’Europe orientale et la Méditerranée, 1967-1989 (Paris: Cahiers Irice, 2013).

Sarah B. Snyder is Associate Professor at the School of International Service, American University. She is the author of two books: From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy (2018) and Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network (2013).

Subject: Postwar History 20th Century History Peace & Conflict Studies
Area: Europe



Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Chronology of CSCE Meetings

Introduction
Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder

PART I: DIPLOMATS, DIPLOMACIES AND THE MAKING OF THE CSCE

Chapter 1. The Human Dimension of the CSCE, 1975–1990
Andrei Zagorski

Chapter 2. Executors or Creative Deal-Makers?: The Role of the Diplomats in the Making of the Helsinki CSCE
Martin D. Brown and Angela Romano

Chapter 3. From Talleyrand to Sakharov: French Diplomacy in Search of a ‘Helsinki Effect’
Nicolas Badalassi

Chapter 4. ‘Human Rights, Peace and Security Are Inseparable’: Max Kampelman and the Helsinki Process
Stephan Kieninger

PART II: THE TRANSNATIONAL PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ROLE OF DISSIDENCE

Chapter 5. The Committee of Concerned Scientists and the Helsinki Final Act: ‘Refusenik’ Scientists, Détente and Human Rights
Elisabetta Vezzosi

Chapter 6. Seeing the Value of the Helsinki Accords: Human Rights, Peace and Transnational Debates about Détente, 1981–1988
Christian P. Peterson

Chapter 7. The Importance of the Helsinki Process for the Opposition in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Peace Movements in the 1980s
Jacek Czaputowicz

Chapter 8. The Limits of Repression: Soviet-Bloc Security Services vs. Transnational Helsinki Networks, 1976–1986
Douglas Selvage

Chapter 9. Helsinki at Home: NGOs, the Helsinki Final Act and Politics in the United States, 1975–1985
Carl J. Bon Tempo

PART III: THE POLITICS OF THE CSCE IN EUROPE

Chapter 10. European Détente and the CSCE: Austria and the East-Central European Theatre in the 1970s and 1980s
Maximilian Graf

Chapter 11. Saving Détente: The Federal Republic of Germany and the CSCE in the 1980s
Matthias Peter

Chapter 12. Transformation by Linkage?: Arms Control, Human Rights and the Rift between Moscow and East Berlin in the Late 1980s
Oliver Bange

Chapter 13. CSCE: Albania the Outsider in European Political Life
Hamit Kaba

Conclusion
Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder

Index

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