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A special relationship?: British foreign policy in the era of American hegemony

Simon Tate


This book addresses the Anglo-American special relationship from the perspective of post-Second World War British governments. Drawing upon original research, it investigates how these governments have perceived the special relationship and attempted to perform a foreign policy role within it. In so doing, the book explores how the British foreign policy making process has repeatedly challenged the dominant idea that Britain's ability to influence international affairs has been waning and that British governments have accepted a position of subservience to the hegemony of the US. The book also ... More

Keywords: The special relationship, British foreign policy, Hegemony, Geopolitics, Second World War, Suez Crisis, Iraq War, Winston Churchill, Harold MacMillan, Tony Blair

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083716
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083716.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Tate, author