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Title Britain, the Commonwealth and Europe : the Commonwealth and Britain's applications to join the European Communities / edited by Alex May
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001


Description 1 online resource (xx, 188 pages)
Contents Britain, the Commonwealth and Europe : an overview / Sir Donald Maitland -- 'Jolly old empire' : Labour, the Commonwealth and Europe, 1945-51 / David Russell -- Britain and the Commonwealth in the 1950s / Sir William Nicoll -- Australian Department of Trade and the EEC, 1956-61 / John B. O'Brien -- Commonwealth in British European policy : politics and sentiment, 1956-63 / George Wilkes -- 'Commonwealth or Europe?' : Macmillan's dilemma, 1961-63 / Alex May -- Commonwealth international financial arrangements and Britain's first application to join the EEC / Michael David Kandiah and Gillian Staerck -- Labour government, Commonwealth policy, and the second application to join the EEC, 1964-67 / Philip R. Alexander -- Matter of preference : the EEC and the erosion of the old Commonwealth relationship / Stuart Ward
Summary Britain's loss of its empire and its "turn" to Europe are the two most striking features of its foreign policy in the 30 years after 1945. The contributors to this book examine the connection between the two processes. Utilizing a range of sources, the authors challenge conventional interpretations of the connection, and in doing so raise important questions about the nature, motivation, and effects of British policy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject European Economic Community -- Great Britain.
SUBJECT European Economic Community fast
Subject European communities.
European federation.
British & Irish history -- United Kingdom, Great Britain.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000 -- United Kingdom, Great Britain.
Central government policies -- United Kingdom, Great Britain.
EU & European institutions -- United Kingdom, Great Britain.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
European communities
European federation
International economic relations
Diplomatic relations
Politics and government
Europese integratie.
Europese Gemeenschappen.
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Commonwealth countries -- Foreign relations -- Europe
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Commonwealth countries
Commonwealth countries -- Foreign economic relations
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Europe
Europe -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
Great Britain -- Foreign economic relations
Subject Commonwealth countries
Great Britain
Form Electronic book
Author May, Alex
ISBN 0230523900