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Scott-Smith, Giles 1968-

Overview
Works: 50 works in 216 publications in 4 languages and 5,944 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E183.8.N4, 327.730492
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Giles Scott-Smith
Divided dreamworlds? : the cultural Cold War in East and West by Peter Romijn( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its unique focus on how culture contributed to the blurring of ideological boundaries between the East and the West, this important volume offers fascinating insights into the tensions, rivalries and occasional cooperation between the two blocs. Encompassing developments in both the arts and sciences, the authors analyze focal points, aesthetic preferences and cultural phenomena through topics as wide-ranging as the East- and West German interior design; the Soviet stance on genetics; US cultural diplomacy during and after the Cold War; and the role of popular music as a universal cultural ambassador. Well positioned at the cutting edge of Cold War studies, this important work illuminates some of the striking paradoxes involved in the production and reception of culture in East and West
The cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-1960( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles that comprise this collection constitute an evaluation of overt and covert influences on political and cultural activity in Western European democracies during the earliest period of the Cold War
The politics of apolitical culture : the Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA and post-war American hegemony by Giles Scott-Smith( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses a key episode in the cultural Cold War - the formation of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. This study combines archival research, cultural history and the theory of Gramscian political economy
Networks of empire : the US State Department's Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France, and Britain 1950-1970 by Giles Scott-Smith( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exchange programmes have been a part of US foreign relations since the nineteenth century, but it was only during and after World War II that they were applied by the US government on a large scale to influence foreign publics in support of strategic objectives. This book looks at the background, organisation, and goals of the Department of State’s most prestigious activity in this field, the Foreign Leader Program. The Program (still running as the International Visitor Leadership Program) enabled US Embassies to select and invite talented, influential ‘opinion leaders’ to visit the United States, meet their professional counterparts, and gain a broad understanding of American attitudes and opinions from around the country. By tracking the operation of the Program in three key transatlantic allies of the United States a full picture is given of who was selected and why, and how the target groups changed over time in line with a developing US-European relationship. The book therefore takes a unique in-depth look at the importance of exchanges for the extension of US ‘informal empire’ and the maintenance of the transatlantic alliance during the Cold War
The cultural Cold War in Western Europe 1945-60 by Giles Scott-Smith( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The articles that comprise this collection constitute an evaluation of overt and covert influences on political and cultural activity in Western European democracies during the earliest period of the Cold War
The politics of apolitical culture : the Congress for Cultural Freedom and the political economy of American hegemony 1945-1955 by Giles Scott-Smith( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses a key episode in the cultural Cold War - the formation of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. This study combines archival research, cultural history and the theory of Gramscian political economy
Four centuries of Dutch-American relations, 1609-2009( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Henry Hudson landed on Manhattan in 1609, the peoples of the Netherlands and North America have been inextricably linked. This book offers a comprehensive history of this bilateral relationship. It covers the main paths of contacts, conflicts, and common plans, from the first exploratory contacts in the early seventeenth century to the intense and multifaceted exchanges in the early twenty-first
Western anti-communism and the Interdoc Network : Cold War Internationale by Giles Scott-Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interdoc was established in 1963 by Western intelligence services as a multinational effort to coordinate an anti-communist offensive. Based in The Hague in the Netherlands, Interdoc sought to link up with allies across Western Europe, North America and beyond to become the central point through which anti-communism - ranging from propaganda to covert action - could be organised. Drawing on exclusive sources, never-before-released material, and the memories of its participants, this book charts Interdoc's remarkable campaign, the people and ideas that lay behind it, and its rise and fall during the Cold War."--Publisher's website
Campaigning culture and the global Cold War : the journals of the Congress for Cultural Freedom( )

13 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the lasting legacy of the controversial project by the Congress for Cultural Freedom, funded by the CIA, to promote Western culture and liberal values in the battle of ideas with global Communism during the Cold War. One of the most important elements of this campaign was a series of journals published around the world: Encounter, Preuves, Quest, Mundo Nuevo, and many others, involving many of the most famous intellectuals to promote a global intellectual community. Some of them, such as Minerva and China Quarterly, are still going to this day. This study examines when and why these journals were founded, who ran them, and how we should understand their cultural message in relation to the secret patron that paid the bills"--Back cover
Obama, US politics, and transatlantic relations : change or continuity? by Giles Scott-Smith( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In November 2008 Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States after a campaign that promised change and renewal. Many in the United States - and Europe - hoped for a new beginning. But what has been achieved? The nineteen essays in this book provide a timely assessment of the 'Obama Effect' in transatlantic relations during the first years of his administration. Ranging from Obama's importance within US domestic politics to his impact on specific policy areas (national security, international law, the environment) and regions (Middle East, South Asia), the book combines perspectives from the United States and across the European continent to present a unique multi-layered assessment of Obama's political influence and the current state of play within US-European relations
Global perspectives on the Bretton Woods Conference and the post-War World order( )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book repositions the groundbreaking Bretton Woods conference of July 1944 as the first large-scale multilateral North-South dialogue on global financial governance. It moves beyond the usual focus on Anglo-American interests by highlighting the influence of delegations from Latin America, India, the Soviet Union, France, and others. It also investigates how state and private interests intermingled, collided, and compromised during the negotiations on the way to a set of regulations and institutions that still partly frame global economic governance in the early twenty-first century. Together, these essays lay the groundwork for a more comprehensive analysis of Bretton Woods as a pivotal site of multilateralism in international history."--
Transnational anti-communism and the cold war : agents, activities, and networks by Luc Van Dongen( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How was anti-communism organized in the West? Was it all run by the CIA? The book covers the aims, arguments and associations of a range of transnational anti-communist activists during the Cold War. While the CIA were obviously important, other motives, interests and financial sources were available. The contributors of this volume open up new fields of research to explore how far anti-communism was actually planned, coordinated and structured across Western nations. By taking a transnational approach, the book moves beyond simply reducing anti-communist activities to the interests of governments and instead focuses on the role of individuals and private networks, how they organized themselves and how they pursued their own interests. While Cold Warriors in both the US and Europe called for an anti-communist 'crusade', various factors -- geopolitical interests, elitist prejudices, ideological divisions, religious beliefs -- were influential in fuelling activism. This volume demonstrates the complex array of forces, factions and frictions that were active during the Cold War, and shows that Western anti-communism, despite its apparently straightforward goal to oppose Soviet power, moved along many different paths simultaneously
Reasserting America in the 1970s : U.S. public diplomacy and the rebuilding of America's image abroad( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reasserting America in the 1970s brings together two areas of burgeoning scholarly interest. On the one hand, scholars are investigating the many ways in which the 1970s constituted a profound era of transition in the international order. The American defeat in Vietnam, the breakdown of the Bretton Woods exchange system and a string of domestic setbacks including Watergate, Three-Mile Island and reversals during the Carter years all contributed to a grand reappraisal of the power and prestige of the United States in the world. In addition, the rise of new global competitors such as Germany and Japan, the pursuit of détente with the Soviet Union and the emergence of new private sources of global power contributed to uncertainty.--
Global exchanges : scholarships and transnational circulations in the modern world by Ludovic TournÃ#x83;Â#x83;Ã#x82;Â#x83;Ã#x83;Â#x82;Ã#x82;Â#x83;Ã#x83;Â#x83;Ã#x82;Â#x82;Ã#x83;Â#x82;Ã#x82;Â#x83;Ã#x83;Â#x83;Ã#x82;Â#x83;Ã#x83;Â#x82;Ã#x82;Â#x82;Ã#x83;Â#x83;Ã#x82;Â#x82;Ã#x83;Â#x82;Ã#x82;Âs̈( )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exchanges between different cultures and institutions of learning have taken place for centuries, but it was only in the twentieth century that such efforts evolved into formal programs that received focused attention from nation-states and empires. Global Exchanges provides a wide-ranging overview of this underresearched topic, examining the scope and scale of organized exchanges around the globe through the twentieth century. In doing so it dramatically reveals the true extent of organized exchange and its essential contribution to the formation of global networks so often taken for granted today
Divided Dreamworlds? : The Cultural Cold War in East and West by Joes Segal( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With its unique focus on how culture contributed to the blurring of ideological boundaries between the East and the West, this important volume offers fascinating insights into the tensions, rivalries and occasional cooperation between the two blocs. Encompassing developments inboth the arts and sciences, the authors analyze focal points, aesthetic preferences and cultural phenomena through topics as wide-ranging as the East- and West German interior design; the Soviet stance on genetics; US cultural diplomacy during and after the Cold War; and the role of popular music as a universal cultural ambassador. Well positioned at the cutting edge of Cold War studies, this important work illuminates some of the striking paradoxes involved in the production and reception of culture in East and West
De Amerikaanse ambassade in Den Haag : een blik achter de schermen van de Amerikaans-Nederlandse betrekkingen( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in Dutch and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geen wandelaar kan het over het hoofd zien: het grote gebouw van gewapend beton aan het Haagse Lange Voorhout, de Amerikaanse ambassade, die in 2017 zal verhuizen. Wat speelde zich achter die strenge façade af? Wat deed de ambassade tijdens de Koude Oorlog en hoe ging men om met de vele demonstraties tegen de Verenigde Staten vanaf de jaren zestig? Vijftien hoofdstukken van verschillende auteurs tekenen de rijke historie op van het Haagse zenuwcentrum van de Amerikaans-Nederlandse betrekkingen. Ze maakten daarbij gebruik van archiefmateriaal en interviews, maar ook van een cruciale recente bron: Wikileaks. Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie
Ronald Reagan : ter herinnering, 1911-2004 by Ruud van Dijk( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van de Amerikaanse president in woord en beeld
Entangled East and West : cultural diplomacy and artistic interaction during the Cold War by Simo Mikkonen( )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite increasing scholarship on the cultural Cold War, focus has been persistently been fixed on superpowers and their actions, missing the important role played by individuals and organizations all over Europe during the Cold War years. This volume focuses on cultural diplomacy and artistic interaction between Eastern and Western Europe after 1945. It aims at providing an essentially European point of view on the cultural Cold War, providing fresh insight into little known connections and cooperation in different artistic fields. Chapters of the volume address photography and architecture, popular as well as classical music, theatre and film, and fine arts. By examining different actors ranging from individuals to organizations such as universities, the volume brings new perspective on the mechanisms and workings of the cultural Cold War. Finally, the volume estimates the pertinence of the Cold War and its influence in post-1991 world. The volume offers an overview on the role culture played in international politics, as well as its role in the Cold War more generally, through interesting examples and case studies."--Publisher's website
Interdoc : een geheim netwerk in de Koude Oorlog by Giles Scott-Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de anti-communistische organisatie Interdoc (Internationaal Documentatie- en Informatie-Centrum) tijdens de Koude Oorlog
European community, atlantic community( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The cultural Cold War in Western Europe 1945-60
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The politics of apolitical culture : the Congress for Cultural Freedom, the CIA and post-war American hegemonyNetworks of empire : the US State Department's Foreign Leader Program in the Netherlands, France, and Britain 1950-1970The cultural Cold War in Western Europe 1945-60The politics of apolitical culture : the Congress for Cultural Freedom and the political economy of American hegemony 1945-1955Four centuries of Dutch-American relations, 1609-2009
Alternative Names
Giles Scott-Smith British historian

Giles Scott-Smith historiador británico

Giles Scott-Smith Nederlands hoogleraar

Scott-Smith, G. 1968-

Smith, Giles Scott-.

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Languages
English (167)

Dutch (7)

German (2)

French (1)