CFP: "Rivals of the Twentieth Century": USSR and USA. Two Geopolitical Powers in Competition
The book project is devoted to a comparative view on the systems of the two geopolitical powers of the Twentieth Century: USSR and USA. It is not intended to deliver another diplomatic study, instead it wants to give a view from 'inside'. What made the Soviet society different to that of the US? Were there any similarities that explained their status as geopolitical powers? What 'mental drive" stood behind the general concept of 'geopolitical power' ? In how far did society give the social background of this great game of the Twentieth century? What about cultural motives of geopolitical rivalry? There will be two parts of the envisaged book project: 1) traditions of the nineteenth century (i.e. the rise of continental power of both countries, autocracy in Russia vs. liberalism in the USA), 2) the formation of the geopolitical powers USA and USSR in the Twentieth Century. Chapters on political systems, social welfare, gender, youth, workers' movements, mass media and ecology are welcome.
Potential contributors should send a short C.V. and an abstract of max. 1, 000 words to: EvaMaria.Stolberg@t-online.de