Foreign policy has dominated successive governments' time in office and cast a consistently long shadow over British politics in the period since 1945. Robert Self provides a readable and incisive assessment of the key...Show More
Foreign policy has dominated successive governments' time in office and cast a consistently long shadow over British politics in the period since 1945. Robert Self provides a readable and incisive assessment of the key issues and events from the retreat from empire through the cold war period to Humanitarian Intervention and the debacle in Iraq.Show Less
- An accessible and detailed history of British foreign policy
- Examines New Labour's record and, in particular, the consequence of Blair's pursuit of an ethical foreign policy and his commitment to humanitarian intervention
- Considers key issues such as the Anglo-American 'special relationship', the UK's place in Europe, defence procurement and Britain's commitment to sustaining a nuclear deterrent
British Power and the Burden of History
From Empire to Commonwealth
Britain, the Atlantic Alliance and the 'Special Relationship'
Britain and the Europe
The Problems of Conventional Defence
Britain and the Bomb: The Quest to Nuclear Deterrent
New Labour, the 'Ethical' Dimension' and 'Liberal Intervention'
Making Foreign and Defence Policy
Conclusion: The Challenge of an Uncertain Future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- British Foreign and Defence Policy Since 1945 Robert Self
- Losing an Empire, Finding a Role David Sanders, David Houghton
- Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century Christopher Hill
- Analyzing Foreign Policy Derek Beach
- China's Foreign Relations Den y Roy
- Understanding European Foreign Policy Brian White
- Understanding American Power Bryan Mabee