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The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969–1975

Transatlantic Relations, the Cold War and the Environment

Benefits

  • First book to explore the history of NATO in the 1970s and specifically the Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society

  • Anlayses the impact of emerging international, environmental cooperation on transatlantic relations

  • Places environmental and science history in the context of international affairs

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    Pages 1-28
  3. Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    Pages 29-58
  4. Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    Pages 95-117
  5. Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    Pages 119-179
  6. Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    Pages 181-210
  7. Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    Pages 211-248
  8. Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
    Pages 249-264
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 265-287

About this book

Introduction

This book is the first comprehensive study of the setting up and early development of the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS), or the alliance’s environmental programme. This expansion of allied cooperation is an interesting indicator of transatlantic relations during an era of transition and under the impact of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger’s diplomacy. The book discusses intra-NATO politics, the projects of the early years and the participation in CCMS projects of non-NATO countries – an unusual feature in the activity of a military alliance. Environmental cooperation in NATO was part of the changes which scientific cooperation was effecting in the international system during the entry into the post-industrial era. The making of the CCMS is the story of a crisis of adjustment to the new era, of hiccups in transatlantic relationships, but ultimately also a story of transatlantic unity. The book will be of much interest to students of NATO, the Cold War, international and environmental history, history of science and international relations.

Keywords

CCMS USA UK Cold War Detente Environmental science International relations Transatlantic 1970s International cooperation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of HistoryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

About the authors

Evanthis Hatzivassiliou is Professor of Postwar History at the Department of History of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. He is the author of Greece and the Cold War: Frontline State, 1952-1967 (2006); NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting (2014).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969–1975
  • Book Subtitle Transatlantic Relations, the Cold War and the Environment
  • Authors Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
  • Series Title Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
  • Series Abbreviated Title Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53847-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-53846-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85256-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53847-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 287
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics World History, Global and Transnational History
    Modern History
    Political History
    History of Science
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Reviews

“The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society sheds new light on the anxieties facing the Western allies. … This overview of the CCMS’s early studies offers a reminder that NATO’s operations have long been far more complex and diverse than the phrase ‘political and military alliance’ suggests.” (Susan Colbourn, H-Net Reviews, h-net.org, April 16, 2019)