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Introduction: Living the Great Illusion

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explains the senses in which Angell lived the great illusion. It provides an overview of Angell's long and varied life, emphasizing not only his idealism and charm but also his capacity ... More


The Shift to Multilateral Venues, 1992–1995

Rosemary Foot

in Rights Beyond Borders: The Global Community and the Struggle over Human Rights in China

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297765
eISBN:
9780191599279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297769.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The first 18 months after the Tiananmen bloodshed marked the height of global criticism of China's human rights record, but the years 1992–1995 quickly gave some indication of the difficulties that ... More


Nuclear Weapons and British Strategic Planning, 1955–1958

Martin S. Navias

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277545
eISBN:
9780191684180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277545.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the 1950s nuclear weapons began to play an increasingly important role in Britain’s defence policy. The development of thermonuclear bombs and assessments of the great destruction that would ... More


The Sandys White Paper of 1957

Martins S. Navias

in Nuclear Weapons and British Strategic Planning, 1955–1958

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277545
eISBN:
9780191684180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277545.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In 1957 the new Minister of Defence, Duncan Sandys, sought to mould British defence policy and force structure to reflect the exigencies of war in the thermonuclear age. His termination of national ... More


Strategic Dilemmas 1950–1951

John Baylis

in Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy 1945-1964

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280125
eISBN:
9780191684357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280125.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A variety of quandaries are discussed in this part of the book, especially concerning the consolidation of strategic plans situated in the mobile international location. Examples of these concerns ... More


The 1952 Global Strategy Paper: Continuity and Change

John Baylis

in Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy 1945-1964

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280125
eISBN:
9780191684357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280125.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The 1952 Global Strategy Paper revealed that the coordination and mutualism between and among the various sectors of the government would facilitate the defence strategy formulation and ... More


The Radical Review and Inter-service Rivalries 1953–1954

John Baylis

in Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy 1945-1964

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280125
eISBN:
9780191684357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280125.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Revisions based on existing reforms were made to the 1952 Global Strategy Paper due to its ambiguity and self-contradictory statements. This attempt began when Winston Churchill's regime decided to ... More


Thermonuclear Weapons and British Strategy 1954–1955

John Baylis

in Ambiguity and Deterrence: British Nuclear Strategy 1945-1964

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198280125
eISBN:
9780191684357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198280125.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introduction of the thermonuclear devices in Britain weighed in the idea that nuclear weapons were obstacles to war and that they constituted a threat to the security of mankind. Even though this ... More


The Chiefs of Staff, Nuclear Weapons, and Global Strategy

John Baylis and Kristan Stoddart

in The British Nuclear Experience: The Roles of Beliefs, Culture and Identity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198702023
eISBN:
9780191771682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702023.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 looks at the role of the Chiefs of Staff (COS) as a significant and influential part of the ‘nuclear advocacy coalition’. Despite some differences amongst them, the COS formulated the ... More


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