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Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

Britain in Global Politics Volume 1

From Gladstone to Churchill

Editors: Baxter, C., Dockrill, M., Hamilton, K. (Eds.)

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This volume of essays focuses upon Britain's international and imperial role from the mid-Victorian era through until the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Individual chapters by acknowledged authorities in their field deal with a variety of broad-ranging and particular issues, including: 'cold wars' before the Cold War in Anglo-Russian relations; Lord Curzon and the diplomacy of war and peace-making; air-power as an instrument of colonial control; Foreign Office efforts to frame and influence the historical narrative; Winston Churchill's alternative to, and the pursuit of, policies of 'appeasement'; British responses to conflict and regime change in Spain; the Secret Intelligence Service and British diplomacy in East Asia'; Neville Chamberlain and the 'phoney war'; efforts to combat American misperceptions of Britain in wartime; and British-American differences over the future of Italy's colonial possessions. This collection, along with the accompanying volume covering the period after World War 2, is dedicated to the memory of Professor Saki Dockrill.

About the authors

Philip Bell, University of Liverpool, UK John Fisher, University of the West of England Brian Holden Reid, King's College, London, UK Saul Kelly, King's College, London, UK Brian McKercher, Royal Military College of Canada Joe Maiolo, King's College, London UK T.G. Otte, University of East Anglia, UK Andrew Stewart, King's College, London, UK Glyn Stone, University of the West of England Martin Thomas, University of Exeter, UK

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'Essay collections are often patchy in quality and usefulness, but not this one. All the contributions are strong. They represent well-written, detailed, intelligent, and expertly researched contributions to the topic areas they cover.' - Michael J. Turner, Appalachian State University, USA

'These volumes offer scholars a variety of subjects about Britain's role in global politics since the nineteenth century. Among the strongest contributions are the chapters about foreign policy that rely on interviews and sources directly from policymakers and the political elite [The volumes] offer solid essays for scholars interested in Britain's role in global affairs since the late nineteenth century and are an excellent tribute to the memory of Saki Dockrill.'- The Journal of the Historical Association


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Saki Ruth Dockrill, ‘No Ordinary Professor’

    Reid, Brian Holden

    Pages 1-16

  • ‘A Very Internecine Policy’: Anglo-Russian Cold Wars before the Cold War

    Otte, T. G.

    Pages 17-49

  • Curzon’s War and Curzon’s Peace

    Fisher, John

    Pages 50-67

  • Markers of Modernity or Agents of Terror? Air Policing and Colonial Revolt after World War I

    Thomas, Martin

    Pages 68-98

  • Addressing the Past: The Foreign Office and the Vetting of Diplomatic and Ministerial Memoirs during the Years between the World Wars

    Hamilton, Keith

    Pages 99-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain in Global Politics Volume 1
Book Subtitle
From Gladstone to Churchill
Editors
  • C. Baxter
  • M. Dockrill
  • K. Hamilton
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36782-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137367822
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-36044-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34774-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 291
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