Review of: "Do All Paths Lead to Moscow? The NATO Dual-Track Decision and the Peace Movement - A Critique"

A.G. Oppenheimer

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Abstract

This article presents elements of a novel approach to the study of social movements in a Cold War context. Using peace activism in West Germany during the 1980s as a case study, this article argues for a conceptualisation of social movement activism that moves beyond the ideological divides of the Cold War and a functional understanding of politics. Instead, this article highlights the multi-layered, fractured and contested nature of activism and shows how peace activists engaged in debates about the meanings of 'peace', 'security', and 'democracy' rather than merely representing 'Communist' interests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-24
Number of pages24
JournalH-Net Book Review
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • COLD-WAR
  • HISTORY
  • ORIGINS
  • PARTICIPATION
  • POLITICS

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