Britain, the Commonwealth and Europe

The Commonwealth and Britain’s Applications to join the European Communities

  • Alex May

About this book


Britain's loss of its empire and its 'turn' to Europe are the two most striking features of its foreign policy in the thirty 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.


European policy foreign policy government Policy trade

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  • Alex May
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  1. 1.New Dictionary of National BiographyUniversity of OxfordUK

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