Defence under Thatcher

  • Andrew M. Dorman

Part of the Southampton Studies in International Policy book series (SSIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 164-219

About this book


Drawing upon a wide range of interviews with many of the key actors, Andrew Dorman examines how defence policy was formulated and implemented during the premiership of Margaret Thatcher. This period witnessed major transformations in international and domestic politics, with defence emerging from its traditional postwar position of relative insignificance to become one of the key issues at the 1983 and 1987 general elections. Dorman provides a new understanding of policymaking by analysing defence policy in terms of three constituent parts: declaratory policy; military strategy and procurement policy.


Defence defence policy elections interview Military Strategy politics strategy transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrew M. Dorman
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  1. 1.Department of Defence StudiesKing’s College LondonUK

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