Britain and Defence 1945-2000

Britain and Defence 1945-2000 : A Policy Re-evaluation

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This text provides a concise thematic introduction to the evolution of British defence policy since the end of the second world war
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 158.8 x 235 x 9.4mm | 258.55g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 058230377X
  • 9780582303775
  • 1,569,835

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Back cover copy - final draft Shelving category: Politics/British Politics/Defence Britain and Defence 1945-2000: A Policy Re-evaluation Britain and Defence is written by four specialists and focuses on British defence policy from 1945 to the present day. It surveys a broad array of subject areas including Britain's global and European commitments, its nuclear weapons policy, the management and politics of defence and the country's military procurement programme. Features: - Clear, thematic examination of Britain's defence policy ranging from its contribution to global order and European security to the politics of defence and procurement- Provides an historical survey of British defence policy during the postwar period as well as an assessment of current government policies including the 1998 Strategic Defence Review- Questions some of the traditional approaches to understanding British defence policy- Investigates the priorities that may determine defence policy in the future Written in an engaging and thought-provoking style, Britain and Defence will be a welcome new text for students studying British Politics and, in particular, British Defence Policy. Stuart Croft is a Professor in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. Wyn Rees is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Leicester. Andrew Dorman and Matthew Uttley are both Senior Lecturers in the Department of Defence Studies, Joint Services Command and Staff College, Watchfield.
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Table of contents

1: Britain's Changing Defence Policy since 1945
2: The Machinery of Defence
3: The Politics of Defence
4: Defence, the Defence Industrial base and the Arms Trade
5: Nuclear Weapons
6: Defence and Europe
7: Defence beyond Europe
8: Conclusion; Chronology
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About Stuart Croft

Stuart Croft is with University of Birmingham. Andrew Dorman is with Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Wyn Rees is with University of Leicester. Matthew Uttley is with Joint Services Command & Staff College.
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