Nature and the Iron Curtain

Kirchhof, Astrid Kirchhof, et McNeill, J. R. (éd.), Nature and the Iron Curtain. Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries, 1945-1990, University of Pittsburg Press, 2019, 320 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur

In Nature and the Iron Curtain, the authors contrast communist and capitalist countries with respect to their environmental politics in the context of the Cold War. Its chapters draw from archives across Europe and the U.S. to present new perspectives on the origins and evolution of modern environmentalism on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The book explores similarities and differences among several nations with different economies and political systems, and highlights connections between environmental movements in Eastern and Western Europe.

Astrid Mignon Kirchhof is a research associate and lecturer at Humboldt University, Berlin and a scholar in residence at the Deutsches Museum, Munich.

J.R.McNeill is professor of history at Georgetown University and author of Something New under the Sun: An Environmental History of the 20th-century World.

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Astrid Mignon Kirchhof and J. R. McNeill : «Environmentalism, Environmental Policy, Capitalism, and Communism»

Laurent Coumel : «Building a Soviet Eco-Power while Looking at the Capitalist World The Rise of Technocratic Environmentalism in Russian Water Controversies, 1957–1989»

Anolda Cetkauskaite and Simo Laakkonen : «Water Pollution and Protection in the Lithuanian Soviet Republic»

Tetiana Perga : «The Fallout of Chernobyl. The Emergence of an Environmental Movement in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic»

Hendrik Ehrhardt : «Keeping the Air Clean? Environmental Policy, Utility Companies, and Social Movements in West Germany since the 1970s»

Stephen Milder : «From Anti-Nuke to Ökopax 1970s Anti-Reactor Activism and the Emergence of West Germany’s Mass Movement for Peace»

Wilko Graf von Hardenberg : «An Unguided Boom. Environmental Policies of Cold War Italy»

Brian James Leech : «Nuclear-Free Montana. Grassroots Environmentalism and Montana’s Antinuclear Initiatives»

Eagle Glassheim : «Building a Socialist Environment Czechoslovak Environmental Policy from the 1960s to the 1980s»

Julia E. Ault : «Protesting Pollution Environmental Activism in East Germany and Poland, 1980–1990»

Hrvoje Petrić : «About Environmental Policy in Socialist Yugoslavia»

Scott Moranda : «“It Makes No Sense to Work against Nature”. Cold War Modernization in West German Agriculture»

Jacob Darwin Hamblin : «Environmental Crisis and Nuclear-Powered Desalination in the Middle East»

Astrid Mignon Kirchhof : «East Germany’s Fight for Recognition as a Sovereign State. Environmental Diplomacy as Strategy in Cold War Politics»


and the Iron CurtainCouverture de Kirchhof et McNeil, Nature

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