9780230573345

Going to War British Debates from Wilberforce to Blair

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230573345

  • ISBN10:

    0230573347

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This book overturns conventional views of the role of public opinion, the armed forces, parliamentarians, NGOs and writers in the formation of British debates about impending wars. It shows the pressures and the reasons which have led to Britain's involvement in so many conflicts.

Author Biography

PHILIP TOWLE  has worked for the Australian National University in Canberra and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He has taught in the Centre of International Studies at Cambridge University since 1980 and was previously its Director. This is his twelfth book on International History and Security.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. viii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Culture and Circumstancep. 11
The Anglican Church and Warp. 24
Civil Societyp. 40
The Media and Warp. 56
War and Literaturep. 68
The Rise of the Armchair Strategistsp. 80
The Professional Militaryp. 102
Parliament and Warp. 116
The Public Debatep. 132
Iraq and Afghanistanp. 142
Do Debates on War Matter?p. 156
Notesp. 166
Chronologyp. 194
Selected Biographiesp. 198
Bibliographyp. 207
Indexp. 222
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