British Foreign Policy Under New Labour, 1997–2005

  • Paul D. Williams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-11
  3. Commitments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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  4. Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
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  5. Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
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      Pages 99-119
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 213-263

About this book


This important new study provides a critical analysis of the foreign policies conducted during the first two terms of Tony Blair's government. It focuses upon the government's key foreign policy commitments; three of its most important international relationships (with the US, the European Union, and Africa); and how Blair's government dealt with five fundamental policy issues (political economy, defence, international development, intervention, and Iraq). It argues that throughout this period Labour's foreign policies attempted to paper over some important contradictions.


economy European Union (EU) foreign policy government international relations intervention Policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul D. Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-24167-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-51469-0
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