Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 September 2011

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719067464

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The Labour Party and the World - Volume 2

Labour's Foreign Policy since 1951

Rhiannon Vickers

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Analyses in depth Labour's foreign policy since 1951, both in and out of office, including attitudes to the Suez Crisis, the Vietnam War and the attempts to provide moral leadership to the rest of the world during the 'war on terror'
  • Focuses strongly on the Blair and Brown years, comparing and contrasting their different approaches to foreign policy
  • It argues that Labour's foreign policy perspective should be seen as an application of the ideas of liberal internationalism rather than as the development of a socialist foreign policy
  • The first comprehensive study of the history of the Labour party's worldview and foreign policy