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Security in British Politics, 1945–99


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Approach and Policy Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 42-43
  3. The Use of Force

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-48
    2. Dan Keohane
      Pages 49-68
    3. Dan Keohane
      Pages 69-88
    4. Dan Keohane
      Pages 89-108
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 109-112
  4. Security Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-116
    2. Dan Keohane
      Pages 117-135
    3. Dan Keohane
      Pages 136-154
    4. Dan Keohane
      Pages 155-170
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 171-175
  5. Internal Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-180
    2. Dan Keohane
      Pages 181-201
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 202-203
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Dan Keohane
      Pages 207-211

About this book


Keohane examines the main British political parties' attitude to Britain's policy on three key security issues, namely the use of force, nuclear weapons and security in Northern Ireland. He analyses how each of the parties viewed conflicts at Suez, the Falklands and the Gulf, elucidates their perspective on nuclear weapons and concludes with a review of their attitude towards security in Northern Ireland. The book finds the parties' policies reflect their distinctive views on security while international conditions often severely affect the policy pursued.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Keele UniversityUK

About the authors

Dan Keohane is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Keele University.

Bibliographic information


"Keohane's useful book is based on an expert grasp of defense issues, and offers efficient case studies..." - Albion