Cabinet Decisions on Foreign Policy: The British Experience, October 1938-June 1941

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Cambridge University Press, May 9, 2002 - History - 384 pages
An original study of British foreign policymaking at the highest level, this book will be widely read by international relations specialists while historians will welcome the close-textured account of key episodes of the period 1938-41. It will also reinvigorate debates among political scientists on the nature of Cabinet government.
 

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This is one of those vital areas of foreign policy in British history that you would think everyone would know about. But here with his incisive brilliance Professor Hill has managed to outline exactly how well the cabinet system actually worked. There were many different forces acting upon the foreign policy arena, these are outlined in great detail.  

Contents

Constructing the Polish Guarantee 1531 March 1939
18
The Soviet question AprilAugust 1939
48
Entry into war 13 September 1939
85
Reacting to the peace offensive October 1939
100
To continue alone? MayJuly 1940
146
War Aims and other committees
188
Decisionmaking in Cabinet
224
The Chamberlain Cabinet
248
Notes
263
Bibliography
338
Index
353
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