Britain in Global Politics Volume 2: From Churchill to Blair by J. YoungBritain in Global Politics Volume 2: From Churchill to Blair by J. Young

Britain in Global Politics Volume 2: From Churchill to Blair

byJ. YoungEditorE. Pedaliu, M. Kandiah

Hardcover | September 27, 2013

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This collection of essays focuses Britain's role in global affairs since the Second World War. The essays cover a broad field, from relations with Japan and China, through European and African developments, to defence planning in Whitehall.
Anthony Best, London School of Economics, UK Lawrence Freedman, King's College London, UK Peter Hennessy, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Michael Hopkins, University of Liverpool, UK Edward Johnson, Birmingham City University, UK John Kent, London School of Economics, UK Dianne Kirby, University of Ulster, UK Alastair No...
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Title:Britain in Global Politics Volume 2: From Churchill to BlairFormat:HardcoverDimensions:249 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.73 inPublished:September 27, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230360394

ISBN - 13:9780230360396

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Table of Contents

List of Key Publications by Saki Dockrill List of Abbreviations Notes on the Contributors Preface by the Editors Eulogy: Remembering Saki Dockrill, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman 1. Britain and the Origins of the Religious Cold War, 1944-47; Dianne Kirby 2. 'Journey into a Desert': British perceptions of Poland's recovered western territories, 1945-48; Alastair Noble 3. 'Exodus 1947': British Propaganda and Illegal Immigration into Palestine; Catherine J. Utting 4. Britain, the US and the Issue of 'Limited War' with China, 1950-55; Kevin Ruane 5. 'To Stay or to Walk': The British and the Defence of Domestic Jurisdiction at the United Nations, 1950-56; Edward Johnson 6. 'A Cardinal Point of our World Strategy': the Foreign Office and the Normalization of Relations with Japan, 1952-63; Antony Best 7. Anglo-American Diplomacy and the Congo Crisis, 1960-63: The not so Special Relationship; John Kent 8. The US Embassy in London and Britain's Withdrawal from East of Suez, 1961-69; John W. Young 9. 'We were always realistic': The Heath Government, the EEC and the Cold War Mediterranean, June 1970 - February 1974; Effie G. H. Pedaliu 10. Keeping Britain 'at the top table' - the Perceptions of UK Policymakers, 1956-90; Michael D. Kandiah and Gillian Staerck 11. The British Embassy in Washington and Anglo-American Relations during the Blair Governments, 1997-2007; Michael F. Hopkins 12. 'The Thin Wisps of Tomorrow': the Horizon-scanner's Craft; Peter Hennessy

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'Britain in Global Politics offers a wide-ranging and fascinating glimpse into the field of British International History today. With such an impressive chronological, geographical, and thematic scope, it is somewhat inevitable that there is no central thread or tight editorial corset holding the various themes together. But this is not necessarily a weakness. Instead, the sheer breath of issues covered, the originality in some approaches, as well as the diverse methodological angles are vivid reminders of the hustling bustling field that is British International History today.' - Twentieth Century British History'As the editors and contributors hoped, intellectual rigour and clarity of ideas presented in both volumes have resulted in a worthy tribute to a fine scholar.' - Diplomacy and Statecraft'These volumes offer scholars a variety of subjects about Britain's role in global politics since the nineteenth century. Among the strongest contributions are the chapters about foreign policy that rely on interviews and sources directly from policymakers and the political elite [The volumes] offer solid essays for scholars interested in Britain's role in global affairs since the late nineteenth century and are an excellent tribute to the memory of Saki Dockrill.'- The Journal of the Historical Assiciation