Thatcher’s Diplomacy

The Revival of British Foreign Policy

  • Paul Sharp

Part of the Contemporary History in Context book series (CHIC)

Table of contents

About this book


A wide-ranging, readable and controversial assessment of Thatcher's foreign policy throughout her years in office, 1979-90. Successive chapters cover her partnership with Lord Carrington, the Falklands War, her American policy, her fights with the EC over money and institutional development, her relationship with Gorbachev, and the failure of her German policy. In arguing that Thatcher's attempt to reconcile economic liberalism with political nationalism in a more assertive foreign policy prefigured the emerging statecraft of post-Cold War great power politics, Paul Sharp demonstrates why studying her successes and failures offers an invaluable guide for policy-makers around the world today.


cold war Diplomacy European policy foreign policy Institution nationalism Policy politics sovereignty

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Sharp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaDuluthUSA

Bibliographic information