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

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230574724
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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, University of Cambridge, UK. He is the author of several works on geopolitics such as The Impact of Napoleon (1997), The Struggle for Mastery in Germany (1998), Unfinest Hour: Britain and the Destruction of Bosnia (2001) and Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire (2007)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables ix

Acknowledgements x

Notes on Contributors xi

1 Introduction Brendan Simms William Mulligan 1

2 Conflicting Visions: Foreign Affairs in Domestic Debate 1660-1689 Gabriel Glickman 15

3 Primacy Contested: Foreign and Domestic Policy in the Reign of William III David Onnekink 32

4 Anglo-Scottish Union and the War of the Spanish Succession Allan I. Macinnes 49

5 The Development of the Executive and Foreign Policy, 1714-1760 Andrew C. Thompson 65

6 European Great Power Politics in British Public Discourse, 1714-1763 Doohwan Ahn Brendan Simms 79

7 Waging War: The Irish Military Establishment and the British Empire, 1688-1763 Charles Ivar McGrath 102

8 Europe, the American Crisis, and Scottish Evangelism: The Primacy of Foreign Policy in the Kirk? Gideon Mailer 119

9 Debating the Union on Foreign Fields: Ulster Unionism and the Importance of Britain's 'Place in the World', c. 1830-c. 1870 John Bew 137

10 The Enduring Importance of Foreign Policy Dominance in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Politics Adrian Brettle 154

11 Radicalism, Free Trade, and Foreign Policy in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain Anthony Howe 167

12 Gladstone and the Primacy of Foreign Policy William Mulligan 181

13 Imagined Spaces: Nation, State, and Territory in the British Colonial Empire, 1860-1914 Duncan Bell 197

14 British Liberal Historians and the Primacy of Internationalism Casper Sylvest 214

15 'Chief of All Offices': High Politics, Finance, and Foreign Policy, 1865-1914 T.G. Otte 232

16 The 1910 Elections and the Primacy of Foreign Policy Phillips Payson O'Brien 249

17 Patriotism and the Politics of Foreign Policy, c. 1870-c. 1914 Paul Readman 260

18 The Historiography of Inter-War Politics: Competing Conservative World Views in High Politics, 1924-1929 Richard S. Grayson 277

19 The Primacy of Foreign Policy? Britain in the Second World War David Edgerton 291

20 Britain in Europe? Conservative and Labour Attitudes to European Integration since the Second World War Nicholas Crowson James McKay 305

21 Foreign Policy in the Labour Party Manifestos, 1945-1997: What Primacy? Antoine Capet 319

Conclusion Brendan Simms William Mulligan 336

Index 340

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