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British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of Europe, 1961-63
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British National Identity and Opposition to Membership of Europe, 1961-63: The Anti-Marketeers

Robert F. Dewey, Jr

Abstract

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the opponents of Britain's first attempt to join the European Economic Community (EEC) between the announcement of Harold Macmillan's new policy initiative in July 1961 and General de Gaulle's veto of Britain's application for membership in January 1963. In particular, it examines the role of national identity in shaping both the formulation and articulation of arguments put forward by these opponents of Britain's policy. To date, studies of Britain's unsuccessful bid for entry have focused on high political analysis of diplomacy and policy formul ... More

Keywords: European Economic Community, EEC, Harold Macmillan, General de Gaulle, opposition movement, protest, populism, Daily Express, pressure groups, Forward Britain Movement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719078712
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719078712.001.0001

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Robert F. Dewey, Jr, author

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