After the war of 1914-1918, Conservatives throughout Britain hoped to establish a peaceful and stable international system, consistent with traditional conservative foreign policy. How to pursue this course was, however, a matter of intense, at times fierce, internal controversy and debate. It was a debate not made easier by the formidable challenges, internal and external, that the post-1918 era presented to traditional Conservative foreign policy.
Inbal Rose examines the evolution of Conservative foreign policy as tension between the traditional and the innovative that coloured Conservatives' criticism, positive and negative, of the major foreign policy issues of the day, and analyzes how this tension affected the development of traditional conservative foreign policy concepts and values.
Demobilization and the General Election - the challenge of adjustment; the Paris conference - the need for containment; preserving the peace 1 - the League of Nations; preserving the peace 2 - the Anglo-American guarantee; myth and tradition in Conservative foreign policy; Atlanticism - the American option; the era of conferences 1 - conference co-operation and unity; thinking imperially - a question of empire; the era of conferences 2 - the French connection; the Genoa conference - a dangerous conspiracy; the Chanak crisis - the most troublesome of all questions; conclusions - Conservatives, coalition and foreign policy.
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 31st March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1