Peace Movements and Democratic Culture in Southern Europe during the 1970s and 1980s

Call for Papers Download The mobilization against the deployment of US Pershing and Cruise Missile atomic warheads in the wake of the NATO Dual Track Solution in 1979 was a watershed moment in the recent political history of Western Europe. The anti-nuclear protests of the late 1970s and 1980s activated civil society, renegotiated the parameters of political participation and redefined the understanding of (international and domestic) security. The contours and implications of the 1980s anti-nuclear protests have been fairly well researched for key western European countries over the past decade. Developments in Southern…continue reading →
Deutschland 83: Is the Cold War becoming Cool?

Deutschland 83: Is the Cold War becoming Cool?

One of the aims of our network is to explore the various representations of the Cold War and how it is portrayed in popular culture. This review of Deutschland 83 by Tom Soden, a third year History student at the University of Sheffield, exemplifies how the Cold War is still characterised in contemporary popular television as an ideological and bipolar conflict. Tom specialises in the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and his academic experience of the period motivated him to write this short review, commenting on what Deutschland 83 really says about the history of the Cold War.…continue reading →