Britain, The Commonwealth and Europe: The Commonwealth and Britain's Applications to Join the European Communities

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A. May
Springer, Apr 30, 2001 - History - 188 pages
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.
 

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Contents

an Overview
1
Labour the Commonwealth and Europe 194551
9
3 Britain and the Commonwealth in the 1950s
30
4 The Australian Department of Trade and the EEC 195661
39
Politics and Sentiment 195663
53
Macmillans Dilemma 196163
82
7 Commonwealth International Financial Arrangements and Britains First Application to Join the EEC
111
8 The Labour Government Commonwealth Policy and the Second Application to Join the EEC 196467
132
the EEC and the Erosion of the Old Commonwealth Relationship
156
Index
181
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PHILIP ALEXANDER Graduate Student, St Catherine's College, Cambridge MICHAEL DAVID KANDIAH Director, Witness Seminar Programme, Institute of Historical Research, University of London SIR DONALD MAITLAND President of the Federal Trust and Pro-Chancellor, University of Bath SIR WILLIAM NICHOLL Editor, The European Business Journal DAVID RUSSELL Senior Lecturer in History, Bolton Institute GILLIAN STAERCK Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London STUART WARD Lecturer in History, University of Southern Denmark GEORGE R. WILKES Doctoral Candidate, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

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