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 →
Late Cold War Tandems: Solidarities and Anxieties of the 1980s

Late Cold War Tandems: Solidarities and Anxieties of the 1980s

Chernobyl. Photo taken by Stefan Krasowski 27.10.2013. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the possibilities of 'tandem history' (Kate Brown) as a transnational approach in new research on the final decade of the Cold War. The period was marked not only by the renewal of superpower tensions, but also by new concerns that poorly fit the Cold War framework and which have remained with us since the collapse of the binary order. We will thus examine some of the key issues of the 1980s, such as how state institutions and civil…continue reading →