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The Resource British foreign policy and the national interest : identity, strategy and security, Edited by Timothy Edmunds, Jamie Gaskarth, Robin Porter, (electronic book ;)

British foreign policy and the national interest : identity, strategy and security, Edited by Timothy Edmunds, Jamie Gaskarth, Robin Porter, (electronic book ;)

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British foreign policy and the national interest : identity, strategy and security
Title
British foreign policy and the national interest
Title remainder
identity, strategy and security
Statement of responsibility
Edited by Timothy Edmunds, Jamie Gaskarth, Robin Porter
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whose interests does British foreign policy serve? Is the national interest a useful explanatory tool for foreign policy analysts? This interdisciplinary collection responds to these questions exploring ideas of Britain's national interest and their impact on strategy, challenging current thinking and practice in the making of foreign policy.
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UK-WkNB
Dewey number
327.41
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Edmunds, Timothy
  • Gaskarth, Jamie
  • Porter, Robin
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  • National interest
  • Group identity
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategy
  • National security
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
For over a decade, British foreign policy has been criticised for lacking strategic thinking. Academics describe a 'strategy gap' and note that old ideas about Britain's role in the world continue to be recycled even today. This collection aims to address this issue by re-examining the ideas of Britain's national interest and their impact on strategy, to challenge current thinking and practice in the making of foreign policy. Applying interdisciplinary approaches to British foreign policy, this volume analyses a range of issues asking: Whose interests does British foreign policy serve? Is the national interest a useful explanatory tool for foreign policy analysts? How can policymakers reconnect with this idea to devise better strategies to cope with the complex policy environment of the twenty-first century? Drawing on links between academics, policymakers and other stakeholders, it provides a practical discussion of theories on global change, globalization, ethics, and security to enliven debate about how to forge a foreign policy that advances the interests of the UK whilst also holding policy-makers and officials to account for their actions
Label
British foreign policy and the national interest : identity, strategy and security, Edited by Timothy Edmunds, Jamie Gaskarth, Robin Porter, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
1. Introduction-- Jamie Gaskarth, Robin Porter, and Tim Edmunds PART I: BRITAIN IN THE WORLD 2. The Uncertain Merger of Values and Interests in UK Foreign Policy-- Jonathan Gilmore 3. The National Interest and Britain's Role in the World-- Jamie Gaskarth 4. National Interest and the Falklands War-- Helen Parr PART II: WHOSE NATIONAL INTEREST? 5. A Citizen's View of 'national interest'-- Nick Ritchie 6. Critical Perspectives on the Concept of the 'National Interest': American Imperialism, British Foreign Policy and the Middle East-- David Wearing 7. Why America?-- Robin Porter PART III: STRATEGY AND PLANNING 8. Organising for British National Strategy-- Alexander Evans 9. UK Nuclear Interests: Security, Resilience and Trident-- Benoit Pelopidas and Jutta Weldes 10. Complexity, Strategy and the National Interest-- Tim Edmunds 11. National Interest and Strategy: an Ecologically-grounded Analysis-- Max Taylor 12. Britain's Strategic Culture in Context: A Typology of National Security Strategies-- Tim Oliver and Austin Knuppe 13. Conclusion-- Tim Edmunds, Jamie Gaskarth and Robin Porter
Control code
9781137392350
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137392343
Other physical details
9 figures.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
British foreign policy and the national interest : identity, strategy and security, Edited by Timothy Edmunds, Jamie Gaskarth, Robin Porter, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Contents
1. Introduction-- Jamie Gaskarth, Robin Porter, and Tim Edmunds PART I: BRITAIN IN THE WORLD 2. The Uncertain Merger of Values and Interests in UK Foreign Policy-- Jonathan Gilmore 3. The National Interest and Britain's Role in the World-- Jamie Gaskarth 4. National Interest and the Falklands War-- Helen Parr PART II: WHOSE NATIONAL INTEREST? 5. A Citizen's View of 'national interest'-- Nick Ritchie 6. Critical Perspectives on the Concept of the 'National Interest': American Imperialism, British Foreign Policy and the Middle East-- David Wearing 7. Why America?-- Robin Porter PART III: STRATEGY AND PLANNING 8. Organising for British National Strategy-- Alexander Evans 9. UK Nuclear Interests: Security, Resilience and Trident-- Benoit Pelopidas and Jutta Weldes 10. Complexity, Strategy and the National Interest-- Tim Edmunds 11. National Interest and Strategy: an Ecologically-grounded Analysis-- Max Taylor 12. Britain's Strategic Culture in Context: A Typology of National Security Strategies-- Tim Oliver and Austin Knuppe 13. Conclusion-- Tim Edmunds, Jamie Gaskarth and Robin Porter
Control code
9781137392350
Extent
288 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137392343
Other physical details
9 figures.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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