British World Policy and the Projection of Global Power, c.1830-1960

British World Policy and the Projection of Global Power, c.1830-1960

Otte, T. G. (University of East Anglia)

Cambridge University Press






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This volume throws into sharp relief the material elements of British power, such as economic, military and naval force, but also its less tangible components, such as financial and diplomatic ties. It deepens our understanding of the global nature of British power.
1. Introduction: British world policy and the White Queen's memory T. G. Otte; 2. The War Trade Intelligence Department and British economic warfare during the First World War John Robert Ferris; 3. The British empire and the meaning of 'minimum force necessary' in colonial counter-insurgencies operations, c.1857-1967 David French; 4. Yokohama for the British in the late nineteenth century: a hub for imperial defence and a node of influence for change T. G. Otte; 5. 'The diplomatic digestive organ': the Foreign Office as the nerve-centre of foreign policy, c. 1800-1940 T. G. Otte; 6. Financial and commercial networks between Great Britain and South America during the long nineteenth century Kathleen Burk; 7. Britain through Russian eyes: 1900-1914 Dominic Lieven; 8. Imperial Germany's naval challenge and the renewal of British power John H. Maurer; 9. Views of war, 1914 and 1939: second thoughts Zara Steiner; 10. The ambassadors, 1919-1939 Erik Goldstein; 11. The tattered ties that bind: the imperial general staff and the dominions, 1919-1939 Douglas E. Delaney; 12. Seeking a family consensus?: Anglo-Dominion relations and the failed Imperial Conference of 1941 Kent Fedorowich; 13. Imperial hubs and their limitations: British assessments of imposing sanctions on Japan, 1937 G. Bruce Strang.