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Balfour and Foreign Policy

Balfour and Foreign Policy
The International Thought of a Conservative Statesman

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  • Date Published: May 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521893701

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  • Arthur James Balfour was British prime minister (1902-5) and foreign secretary (1916-19), a conservative and an intellectual. This is the first analysis of his thinking on a full range of international issues, such as British imperialism, Great Power relations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, central Asia and the Far East, the First World War, the Russian revolution, Zionism, the League of Nations and, above all, the Anglo-American relationship. Balfour emerges with a distinctively conservative approach to foreign affairs that demonstrates a continuity of belief from his philosophical writings to his political practice.

    • One of the few truly analytical and reflective accounts of a leading British statesman
    • The first book to relate Balfour closely to a full range of international issues, 1890–1930
    • Demonstrates the centrality of Anglo-Americanism in British thinking, and a distinctively conservative approach to international relations
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Jason Tomes's new study of the international thought of Arthur Balfour...offers a most stimulating survey of a leading Conservative's attitudes to the great issues of British foreign policy. The great merit of the book is its comprehensiveness." Douglas Newton, Journal of Modern History

    "The author, who is favourable to Balfour as a statesman and as a man, has clearly delineated both his attitudes to foreign policy and the beliefs which underlay that policy. It is a masterful survey." Contemporary Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521893701
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Biographical survey
    2. Race, progress, patriotism
    3. Imperialism
    4. Greater Britain
    5. The Franco-Russian challenge
    6. Germany and the War
    7. Anglo-America
    8. The Balfour Declaration
    9. The Russian Revolution
    10. The Far East
    11. The League of Nations
    12. Conclusion.

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    Jason Tomes

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