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Geopolitics and identity in British foreign policy discourse : the island race

Geopolitics and identity in British foreign policy discourse : the island race / Nick Whittaker.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2024.
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204 pages ; 24 cm.
"This is the first book to examine Britain's geopolitical identity and how it is expressed in foreign policy discourse. It demonstrates how British imperial thought, related to its island status, has remained important for British Members of Parliament in their debates of contemporary issues. It presents an exciting and provocative new reading of modern British foreign policy that decentres traditional notions of rationalism and pragmatism by foregrounding the much-neglected aspects of identity and geopolitical space. As British foreign policy-makers wrestle with how to define Britishness outside of the EU, this analysis provides a fresh perspective. It presents a much-needed historical contextualisation of long-standing concepts such as insularity from Europe and a universal aspect on world affairs. This book will be highly relevant for students, researchers and professionals that are seeking to understand British foreign policy. It will be of interest to those researching and working within geopolitics, identity, sociology, foreign policy analysis and international relations"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Whittaker, Nick (Nicholas James). Geopolitics and identity in British foreign policy discourse London ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022
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November 06, 2023
Routledge geopolitics series.
Routledge geopolitics series
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction to the island race : geopolitics and identity in British foreign policy
Understanding foreign policy, geopolitics and identity
A North Atlantic heritage and a Middle Eastern Crisis : island race identity from the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty to the Suez Crisis
The insularity/universalism conundrum : island race identity and European integration, 1960-3
From the heartlands of Eurasia to the South Atlantic : Thatcher and the reinvigoration of island race identity
International communities and island stories : geopolitics, globalisation and ontological security 1997-2015
Whose island story? : Brexit, Global Britain and the geopolitics of belonging.

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