Post War Europe, 1945-1968: Politics, Society, and Culture


Politics, society and culture in Western Europe during the postwar years focusing on Cold War culture, liberalism and intellectual life. 'East' and 'West' during the Cold War: A comparative examination of Western European societies' and movements' responses to communism, highlighting debates on the morality of socialism and capitalism and on liberty, historical determinism, and individual responsibility. Examination of the anxieties and hopes evoked by postwar technological and economic progress—by 'Americanization' and the 'Economic Miracle.'
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • STS
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • HISTORY 537S
  • ICS 537S