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What next? : Britain's future in Europe

Author / Creator
Wilding, Peter, author
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Summary

2016 is a historic year for Britain as 40 years of uncertainty over Europe ends. After the referendum, what will be Britain's role in Europe and, indeed, the world? What next, indeed? Peter Wilding...

2016 is a historic year for Britain as 40 years of uncertainty over Europe ends. After the referendum, what will be Britain's role in Europe and, indeed, the world? What next, indeed? Peter Wilding offers an arresting answer, plotting out a new course for Britain's troubled relationship with Europe. He channels the pride Britain draws from its heritage through the prejudice Britain has historically had against Europe, and proposes a new popular-based platform for British influence in Europe: 'smart power'.Wilding identifies how British leaders from Pitt to Cameron have attempted to use exactly this 'smart power' in their approach to Europe. He tells the story of their shared experiences in forging Churchill's strategy--a long-term plan which put Britain at the heart of Europe and the Commonwealth and alongside the United States--and applies it to Britain today. Outlining a new approach for Britain's leaders, Wilding proposes a new, positive vision to position Britain in a fast-changing and fractured world. His book will provide valuable new perspectives on the debate about what Britain does next after the EU referendum. -- Provided by publisher.

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Creator
Peter Wilding
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2017
  • ©2017
Physical Details
  • x, 121 pages ; 22 cm
ISBNs
1784537594, 9781784537593
OCLC
ocn962253361

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-113) and index.

  • Introduction: Could do better -- Pride: Churchill's Vision; Allies and influence: Churchill's three circles; Narrower still and narrower: The British dilemma; Forging the three circles: The road to Suez; Decline and fall: Suez, 1956; End of the three circles? -- Prejudice: From Macmillan to Cameron; Forgetting the three circles: The road to 'In'; Churchill revisited: A new vision for Britain's relationship with Europe, the US and the Commonwealth; Smart power; The Bruges vision; The continental vision; The Blair vision. Decline and fall: Brexit 2016 -- Power: What Next?: The end of the beginning for Britain; The beginning of the end for the EU?; Britain, Europe and the world; The prize; A Smart Brexit 'grand strategy'; The grand strategy of a united Europe: the Councils of Europe; The three pillars; Prosperity in action; Conclusion
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