Robert F. , Jr Dewey's British national identity and opposition to membership of PDF

By Robert F. , Jr Dewey

This booklet offers a finished research of the rivals of Britain’s first try to sign up for the eu financial neighborhood (EEC), among the assertion of Harold Macmillan’s new coverage initiative in July 1961 and common de Gaulle’s veto of Britain’s software for club in January 1963. particularly, this examine examines the function of nationwide identification in shaping either the formula and articulation of arguments recommend via those competitors of Britain’s coverage. so far, reviews of Britain’s unsuccessful bid for access have serious about excessive political research of international relations and coverage formula. In such a lot debts, purely passing reference is made to household competition. This booklet redresses the stability through supplying a extra entire depiction of the competition circulation and a particular technique that proceeds from a ‘low political’ perspective. As such, the publication emphasises protest and populism of the sort exercised through, between others, Fleet highway crusaders on the day-by-day exhibit, strain teams reminiscent of the Anti-Common marketplace League and ahead Britain move, professional pundits like A. J. P. Taylor, Sir Arthur Bryant and William Pickles, in addition to constituency activists, self sufficient parliamentary applicants, pamphleteers, letter writers and maverick MPs. In its attention of a bunch principally ignored in prior money owed, the publication presents crucial insights into the highbrow, structural, populist and nationalist dimensions of early Euroscepticism. The publication can be of vital curiosity to either students and scholars of nationwide identification, Britain’s dating with Europe and the Commonwealth, strain teams and social gathering politics, and the trajectory of the Eurosceptic phenomenon.

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