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New Labour and the New World Order: Britain's Role in the War on Terror

Steven Kettell


The war on terror has shaped and defined the first decade of the twenty-first century, yet analyses of Britain's involvement remain limited and fragmentary. This book provides a comprehensive, detailed and critical analysis of these developments. It argues that New Labour's support for a militaristic campaign was driven by a desire to elevate Britain's influence on the world stage, and to assist the United States in a new imperialist project of global reordering. This included participation in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, support for extra-legal measures and a diminution of civil lib ... More

Keywords: war on terror, New Labour, civil liberties, anti-terror legislation, armed forces, terrorism, imperialism, invasion, Afghanistan, Iraq

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081361
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081361.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Kettell, author