Synopses & Reviews
A changing world requires a re-evaluation of British defense policy.
- Examines Britain's global and European defense roles.
- Explores British nuclear weapons policy, politics of defense and arms procurement.
- Takes issue with traditional "declinists" assumptions.
This book examines British defense policy since 1945 on a thematic basis, thereby offering both an international relations perspective and a domestic viewpoint. Each chapter examines the nature of policy, in a particular area over the fifty-year period. It includes broad coverage includes the process of defense reviews, Britain's global and European roles, its nuclear weapons policy, and the management and politics of defense and arms procurement and the author's take issue with the traditional 'declinist' assumptions in UK defense policy. They argue that decline has to be assessed in the context of the values, ideas, and accepted orthodoxys about defense policy.
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.
This text provides a concise thematic introduction to the evolution of British defence policy since the end of the second world war