Britain's Quest for a World Role

  title={Britain's Quest for a World Role},
  author={Avi Shlaim},
  journal={International Relations},
  pages={838 - 856}
  • Avi Shlaim
  • Published 1975
  • Sociology
  • International Relations
Pragmatism has always been widely regarded by practitioners and commentators alike as the chief characteristic of British foreign policy. The essence of the British approach to world affairs, it is frequently repeated, is the treatment of issues on their own merit and an ad hoc response to problems as they arise without reference to any a priori theories. James Joll has summed up the whole tradition which shapes British foreign policy-making as prudent empiricism and the reluctance to accept… Expand
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