Going To War: British Debates from Wilberforce to Blair

Paperback | September 15, 2010

byPhilip Towle

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Going to War overturns conventional views of the role of public opinion, the armed forces, parliamentarians, NGOs and writers in the formation of British debates about impending wars. It shows the pressures and the reasons which have led to Britain's involvement in so many conflicts.

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Going to War overturns conventional views of the role of public opinion, the armed forces, parliamentarians, NGOs and writers in the formation of British debates about impending wars. It shows the pressures and the reasons which have led to Britain's involvement in so many conflicts.

PHILIP TOWLE has worked for the Australian National University in Canberra and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He has taught in the Centre of International Studies at Cambridge University, UK since 1980 and was previously its Director. This is his twelfth book on International History and Security.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.54 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237932

ISBN - 13:9780230237933

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Table of Contents

Preface * Chronology * Introduction * Culture and Circumstance * The Anglican Church and War * Civil Society * The Media and War * War and Literature * The Rise of the Armchair Strategists * The Professional Military * Parliamentary Debates * Public Opinion * Iraq and Afghanistan * Do Debates Matter? * Brief Biographies* References* Bibliography