1st Edition

Britain and Europe since 1945





ISBN 9780582307780
Published November 22, 1998 by Routledge
160 Pages

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This is a succinct, timely introduction to one of the most highly charged political questions which has dominated British politics since 1945: Britain's position in Europe. The study traces the evolution of British policy towards Europe since 1945, presenting the full international context as well as the impact on domestic party politics - including an analysis of the divisions in the Conservative Party under John Major.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Background.  1. Britain and Europe Before 1945.  Part Two: Britain and Europe Since 1945.  2. Labour's Europe 1945-51.  3.The Conservatives' Europe 1951-57.  4. Macmillan and the First Application 1957-64
5. Wilson and the Second Application 1964-70.  6. Heath and British Entry 1970-74.  7. The Labour Governments 1974-79.  8. The Thatcher Governments 1979-90.  9. The Major Governments 1990-97.  10. The Blair Government 1997-  Part Three: Assessment.  11. The Long Road to Europe.  Chronology.  Glossary.  Part Four: Documents.  Biblliography.  Index.

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