British Foreign Policy since 1945 brings a chronological approach to the study of British foreign policy since the Second World War in order to make the principal events and dynamics accessible within a broader historical and cultural context.
The key features included in this book:
a detailed chronological survey of developments in post-war British politics;
an integrated discussion of foreign and domestic policy developments indicating connections and interlocking themes;
illustrations of British foreign policy drawn from popular culture;
analysis of Britain's role in the world, particularly in regards to the UK's 'special relationship' with the US and its decision to leave the EU;
a range of in-text features including essay questions and seminar/discussion topics.
This timely book will be essential reading for anyone interested in British politics, foreign policy analysis and British history.
Mark Garnett is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University, UK. Among many books and articles on UK Politics, he is co-author of Exploring British Politics, 4th edition (2016), and British General Elections since 1964 (2014). Simon Mabon is Lecturer in International Relations and Director of the Richardson Institute at Lancaster University, UK. He is also a Research Associate with the London-based think tank the Foreign Policy Centre, and is the author of Saudi Arabia and Iran (2013) and the co-author of The Origins of Isis (2017), among other publications. Robert Smith is a Lecturer in International Relations at Coventry University, UK. He has previously taught at Lancaster University, UK, and was a Senior Lecturer in British defence and foreign policy at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and worked for the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Iraq advising on the development of Human Rights policies in the immediate aftermath of the 2003 invasion. He has also written on the development of policies of humanitarian intervention in the post-Cold War era.
Introduction 1. Foreign Policy and International Relations Theory 2. The Shaping and Making of British Foreign Policy 3. The Road to 1945 4. The Limping Lion, 1945-55 5. Suez and `Supermac', 1955-63 6. Symbols and substance, 1963-70 7. Awkward Partnerships and Special Relationships: 1970-83 8. From Falklands fanfare to Maastricht misery: 1983-92 9. Ethics and Interventions, 1992-2001 10. `Not in my name': 2001-7 11. Heirs to Blair and Brexiteers: 2007-17 12. Summary, Guide to Further Reading and Topics for Discussion