Britain, the Commonwealth and Europe: The Commonwealth and Britain's Applications to Join the European Communities

Britain, the Commonwealth and Europe: The Commonwealth and Britain's Applications to Join the European Communities

by Alex May
     
 
The loss of its Empire and the "turn' to Europe are the two striking features of Britain's foreign policy since 1945. The contributors examine the connection between the two processes. Utilizing a range of sources, the authors challenge conventional interpretations of the connection, and in doing so raise important questions about the nature, motivation, and effects

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The loss of its Empire and the "turn' to Europe are the two striking features of Britain's foreign policy since 1945. The contributors examine the connection between the two processes. Utilizing a range of sources, the authors challenge conventional interpretations of the connection, and in doing so raise important questions about the nature, motivation, and effects of British policy.

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Nine essays revised from papers delivered to an April 1998 conference at South Bank University examine the interrelationship between the British Commonwealth and Europe in British foreign policy in the period between the end of the Second World War and British membership in the European Community. Young and established scholars and former and current officials consider such aspects as labor, the Australian Department of Trade and the European Economic Community, and Commonwealth international financial arrangements. A second volume will consider developments after 1973. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333800133
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Alex May is Research Editor, of the New Dictionary of National Biography at the University of Oxford.

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