Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)

Anglo-American Relations: Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics)

By: Alan P. Dobson (editor), Steve Marsh (editor)Hardback

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This book provides an examination of contemporary Anglo-American relations. Sometimes controversially referred to as the Special Relationship, Anglo-American relations constitute arguably the most important bilateral relationship of modern times. However, in recent years, there have been frequent pronouncements that this relationship has lost its 'specialness'. This volume brings together experts from Britain, Europe and North America in a long-overdue examination of contemporary Anglo-American relations that paints a somewhat different picture. The discussion ranges widely, from an analysis of the special relationship of culture and friendship, to an examination of both traditional (e.g. nuclear relations) and more recent (e.g. environment) policies. Contemporary developments are discussed in the context of longer-term trends and contributing authors draw upon a range of different disciplines, including political science, diplomacy studies, business studies and economics. Coupled with a substantive introduction and conclusion, the result is an insightful and engaging portrayal of the complex Anglo-American relationship. The book will be of great interest to students of US and UK foreign policy, diplomacy and international relations in general.

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Alan P. Dobson is Honorary Professor at the School of International Relations, St Andrews University, and has written widely on post-World War II Anglo-American relations. Steve Marsh is Reader in International Politics at Cardiff University.


Introduction, Steve Marsh and Alan P. Dobson 1. Is There a 'Strategic Culture' of the Special Relationship? Contingency, Identity, and the Transformation of Anglo-American Relations, David G. Haglund 2. "Affection is the cement which binds us": Understanding the Cultural Sinews of the Anglo-American Special Relationship, Robert M. Hendershot 3. Personal Diplomacy: Relations Between prime Ministers and Presidents, John Dumbrell 4. Transatlantic Diplomacy and 'Global' States, Alison R. Holmes 5. The Anglo-American Economic Relationship: Special or Not, Joe McKinney and Alan P Dobson 6. Global warming and the cooling of the special relationship: climate change and post-Cold War US-UK environmental politics, Tony Jackson 7. The Anglo-American Defence Relationship, Steve Marsh 8. 'Strained' relations? Evaluating contemporary Anglo-American Intelligence and Security Co-operation, Adam D.M. Svendsen 9. The US-UK Special Relationship at 70: The Nuclear Dimension, John Simpson Conclusion, Steve Marsh and Alan P Dobson

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415678506
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780415678506
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 0415678501

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