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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Britain's International Role, 1970-1991

ISBN 9780230577718
Publication Date November 2010
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series British Studies Series

Michael Turner offers a detailed examination of Britain's role and influence in the 1970s and 1980s, a time of rapid change when Britain could no longer expect to be treated as one of the 'Big Three' world powers. This book examines the key decisions, their consequences, and places British policy-making in its international context.

MICHAEL TURNER is Roy Carroll Distinguished Professor of British History at Appalachian State University, USA.

Introduction: 'Doomed steadily to diminish'?
Accommodating Change
Questions of Defence and Détente
The Beginning of a New World Order?
Quarrelling with Allies
Confronting the Soviets
Multi-Polarity and Nuclear Weapons
The Approach of Victory in the Cold War
Extra-European Affairs
Dealing with the Middle East
The Falklands Crisis: Causes and Consequences
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'Michael Turner presents an important and valuable discussion on the changing roles of the countries that used to run the world.' - John Williams, East Carolina University, USA
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