Failure of American and Soviet Cultural Imperialism in German Universities, 1945-1990 Natalia Tsvetkova describes the American and Soviet policies in German universities during the Cold War. In both parts of divided Germany the conservative professorate resisted both the American and Soviet policies of reforms in universities. Whether these policies can be considered cases of cultural imperialism will be discussed in this book. As well as how and why both American and Soviet policies of the transformation of German universities eventually failed.
Natalia Tsvetkova, Ph.D. (Groningen University, The Netherlands, 2011, and St. Petersburg State University, Russia, 2000) is an Associate Professor at the School of International Relations at St. Petersburg State University, Russia. She has published monographs and articles on the cultural Cold War and on current public diplomacy.
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Acknowledgements List of Abbrevations Introduction I Is it a cultural imperialism of American and Soviet Policies in German Universities? II Americans and Soviets in the defeated Germany: the division of the country, Occupation administrations, and their transformation strategies for German universities III American and Soviet structural transformations in German universities, 1945 through the early 1960s IV American and Soviet policy towards the university professoriate, 1945 through the early 1960s V German students in American and Soviet policy, 1945 through the early 1960s VI American and Soviet policy in German universities, mid-1960s to 1990: German university conservatism, and the failure of American and Soviet cultural imperialism Conclusion Bibliography Index
University scholars and students, practitioners in the field of diplomacy and all interested in the cultural history of the Cold War, and in the history of universities and science.