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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

404 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index

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Since its inception, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe has faced controversy. Today it is widely regarded as a contributing factor in the end of the Cold War, with some observers even claiming that it ushered in a “post-Westphalian” era in which multilateral diplomacy and social processes drive geopolitics. Bringing together new and innovative research on the CSCE, this volume revisits key questions in Cold War historiography: To what extent did states aid or resist the emergence of a “Helsinki paradigm?” Was the CSCE an effective response to democratic aspirations? And what was the role of nonstate actors in the eventual transformation of Europe?

Nicolas Badalassi is an Associate Professor of Contemporary History at the University of South Brittany. He is the author of En finir avec la guerre froide: La France, l’Europe et le processus d’Helsinki, 1965–1975 (2014).

Sarah Snyder is an Associate Professor at the School of International Service, American University. Her first book, Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War (2013), won two prizes from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations in 2012: the Stuart Bernath Book Prize for a best first book and the Myrna F. Bernath Book Award for the best book written by a woman in the field.

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



Contents

List of Figures
Acknowledgements

Introduction
Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder

Abbreviations
Chronology of CSCE Meetings

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: ‘Refuznik’ 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 Final Act 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 Bon Tempo

PART III: THE POLITICS OF THE CSCE IN EUROPE

Chapter 10. European Détente and the CSCE: Austria and the 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
Sarah B. Snyder and Nicolas Badalassi

Index

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