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Author Parr, Helen, 1974-

Title Britain's policy towards the European community : Harold Wilson and Britain's world role, 1964-1967 / Helen Parr
Published Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 231 pages)
Series British foreign and colonial policy
Cass series--British foreign and colonial policy.
Contents Foreword / Michael Palliser -- Harold Wilson, Britain's world role and the European community, October 1964 to January 1965 -- Bridge-building and the empty chair : British policy towards the European community, February 1965 to February 1966 -- The politics of decision, March to October 1966 -- Free-wheeling with the general : the formation and conduct of the probe of the six, November 1966 to March 1967 -- Finding a role? : cabinet's acceptance of the European application, March to April 1967 -- The long haul to membership? : May to December 1967
Summary Harold Wilson's apparent volte-face on European Community membership in the autumn of 1966 has long puzzled commentators and Wilson's colleagues alike. Based on interviews, private papers and recently released evidence from the National Archives, this book provides a fresh interpretation of Wilson's policy towards the European Community. Studying the development of Britain's policy between 1964 when Harold Wilson took office, and 1967 when the French President General de Gaulle vetoed Britain's membership application for a second time, this book examines the rationale behind the Briti
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-221) and index
Notes English
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Subject Wilson, Harold, 1916-1995 -- Relations with Europeans
SUBJECT Wilson, Harold, 1916-1995 fast
Wilson, Harold 1916-1995 gnd
Europäische Gemeinschaft gnd
Subject POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Diplomatic relations
Relations with Europeans
Europäische Integration
SUBJECT Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1964-1979.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Europe
Subject Europe
European Union countries
Great Britain
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203310292