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The Island Race: geopolitics and identity in British foreign policy discourse since 1949

@inproceedings{Whittaker2016TheIR,
  title={The Island Race: geopolitics and identity in British foreign policy discourse since 1949},
  author={Nicholas James Whittaker},
  year={2016}
}
  • Nicholas James Whittaker
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • This thesis examines Britain’s foreign policy identity by analysing the use of geopolitical tropes in discursive practices of ontological security-seeking in the British House of Commons since 1949, a period of great change for Britain as it lost its empire and joined NATO and the EC. The Empire was narrated according to a series of geopolitical tropes that I call Island Race identity: insularity from Europe and a universal aspect on world affairs, maintenance of Lines of Communication… CONTINUE READING

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