The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History, 1660-2000: How Strategic Concerns Shaped Modern…

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EditorWilliam Mulligan, Brendan Simms

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External challenges, strategic threats, and war have shaped the course of modern British history. This volume examines how Britain mobilized to meet these challenges and how developments in the constitution, state, public sphere, and economy were a response to foreign policy issues from the Restoration to the rise of New Labour.

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External challenges, strategic threats, and war have shaped the course of modern British history. This volume examines how Britain mobilized to meet these challenges and how developments in the constitution, state, public sphere, and economy were a response to foreign policy issues from the Restoration to the rise of New Labour.

WILLIAM MULLIGAN  is Lecturer in Modern History at University College Dublin, Ireland. He is the author of The Making of the Modern German Army: General Walther Reinhardt and the Weimar Republic (2005) and The Origins of the First World War (2010).   BRENDAN SIMMS  is Professor of the History of European International Relations, Unive...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.85 × 5.64 × 1 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230574726

ISBN - 13:9780230574724

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Table of Contents

Introduction; B.Simms&W.Mulligan
Conflicting Visions: Foreign Affairs in Domestic Debates, 1660-1690; G.Glickmann
Primacy Contested: Foreign and Domestic Policy in the Reign of William III; D.Onnekink
Anglo-Scottish Union and the War of Scottish Succession; A.I.Macinnes
The Development of the Executive and Foreign Policy, 1714-1760; A.Thompson
European Great Power Politics in British Public Discourse, 1714-1763; B.Simms&D.Ahn 
Waging War: The Irish Military Establishment and the British Empire, 1688-1763; C.I.Mcgrath
Europe, the American Crisis, and Scottish Evangelism: The Primacy of Foreign Policy in the Kirk?; G.Mailer
Debating the Union in Foreign Fields: Ulster Unionism and the Importance of Britain's Place in the World, 1830-1870; J.Bew
The Enduring Importance of Foreign Policy in the Mid-Nineteenth Century; A.Brettle
Radicalism, Free Trade, and Foreign Policy in Mid-Nineteenth Century Britain; A.Howe
Gladstone and the Primacy of Foreign Policy; W.Mulligan
Imagined Spaces: Nation, State and Territory in the British Colonial Empire, 1860-1914; D.Bell
British Liberal Historians and the Primacy of Internationalism; C.Sylvest
'Chief of all offices': High Politics, Finance, and Foreign Policy, 1865-1914; T.Otte
The 1910 Elections and the Primacy of Foreign Policy; P.P.O'Brien
Patriotism and the Politics of Foreign Policy, 1870-1914; P.Readman
The Historiography of Inter-War Politics: Competing Conservative World Views in High Politics, 1924-1929; R.S.Grayson
The Primacy of Foreign Policy? Britain in the Second World War; D.Edgerton
Britain in Europe? Conservative and Labour Attitudes to European Integration since World War II; N.Crowson& J.Mckay
Foreign Policy in the Labour Party Manifestos, 1945-1997: What Primacy?; A.Capet
Conclusion; B.Simms&W.Mulligan
Notes
Index