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Britain and the World

Britain, Europe and Civil Nuclear Energy, 1945–62

Power Politics

Authors: Theaker, Martin

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  • Explores the connections between Britain’s civil nuclear diplomacy and European integration in the immediate post-war period
  • Highlights the importance of nuclear energy in diplomatic relations and the tensions between national politics and international scientific collaboration
  • Includes new research from archives in Britain, America, Canada and Germany
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About this book

This book examines the role played by civil nuclear energy in Britain’s relationship with Europe between the end of the Second World War and London’s first application to join the European Communities. Tracing the development of the British nuclear programme as it emerged as a global leader in constructing the world’s first atomic power stations, it analyses how the threat of energy shortages throughout the 1950s presented ministers with a golden opportunity to utilise nuclear cooperation as an instrument to influence the political shape of Europe. Importantly, this book will show how this chance was missed by ministers due to a combination of disorganization and diplomatic pressure, as well as a perennial lack of domestic resources. In so doing, this book joins the long-disconnected historiographies of European integration and nuclear energy to offer a new perspective on both scholarly fields.

About the authors

Martin Theaker studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, before obtaining his PhD in History from Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, UK, in 2016. He has authored several articles on Britain’s nuclear history and now works in industry in the UK.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £71.50
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73927-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-73926-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £89.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: April 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08887-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain, Europe and Civil Nuclear Energy, 1945–62
Book Subtitle
Power Politics
Authors
Series Title
Britain and the World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73927-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73927-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73926-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08887-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 297
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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