Taken For Granted

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Veteran journalist and communications scholar Philip Seib examines the future of Anglo-American relations in the context of post-Cold War developments such as the restructuring of NATO and the growing importance of the European Union. After establishing the historical context of ties between the United States and Great Britain, Seib analyzes current and prospective security and economic issues, cultural links between the two countries, and the dynamics of bilateral cooperation in matters such as building peace in Northern Ireland. Professor Seib also suggests an agenda for strengthening these ties as the new millennium begins.

Relations between the United States and Great Britain remain good, but neglect—even during stable periods—could undermine this relationship. Seib makes the case that the United States and Great Britain still need each other and would benefit from constructive reappraisal and reaffirmation of their friendship. Although much has been written about the history of the special relationship, Seib provides uniquely comprehensive analysis of the issues that will determine the future of this alliance. The book will be of considerable use to scholars, students, policymakers, and all who believe that the future of US-British relations is too important to be taken for granted.

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US journalist and communications scholar Seib looks at the future of the traditional cross-puddle friendship in light of such post-Cold War developments as the restructuring of NATO and the growing importance of the European Union. After establishing the historical context of the relationship, he analyzes current and prospective security issues, cultural links, and the dynamics of bilateral cooperation in matters such as building peace in Northern Ireland. He also suggests an agenda for strengthening the ties. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275963552
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 182
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

PHILIP SEIB is Professor of Journalism at Southern Methodist University and a veteran television and newspaper journalist.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 "The Special Relationship" 1
Ch. 2 Defenders of the Faith 25
Ch. 3 Dollars and Pounds 55
Ch. 4 Beyond Masterpiece Theatre 79
Ch. 5 Getting Along 93
Ch. 6 The New Century 121
Notes 139
Bibliography 151
Index 159
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