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The idea of an alliance between Britain and its old Commonwealth colonies has recently made a remarkable comeback in the context of Brexit. Based on belief in a special bond between the English-speaking peoples of the UK, the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, it has been dubbed the 'Anglosphere' by supporters and 'Empire 2.
0' by critics.
In this book, leading commentators Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce trace the historical origins of this idea back to the shadow cast by the British Empire in the late Victorian era. They show how leading British political figures, from Churchill to Thatcher, consistently reworked it and how it was revived by a group of right-wing politicians, historians and pamphleteers to support the case for Brexit. They argue that, while the contemporary idea of the Anglosphere as an alternative to European Union membership is seriously flawed, it nonetheless represents an enduring account of Britain’s role in the world that runs through the heart of political life over the last century.
Shadows of Empire will be essential reading for everyone interested in British politics and post-Brexit foreign policy.
|Format:||Paperback, 224 pages||Language:||English|
|Dimension:||21.08cm x 13.46cm x 1.78cm||ISBN10:||1509516611|
|Weight:||295g||ISBN13:||9781509516612||Publication Date:||06 Apr 2018||Publisher:||Polity Press|
"This is an important book for anyone interested in the intellectual roots of Euroscepticism and the Brexit referendum and is particularly interesting on the role played by Enoch Powell in this history. A great read."Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister "In this important and wide-ranging study Kenny and Pearce show how the conception of an Anglosphere has shaped many different political projects over the last hundred years, from Greater Britain to Brexit. Essential reading for understanding the Brexit debate."Andrew Gamble, SPERI, University of Sheffield"Concise and well-written, Kenny and Pearce’s book will be of great value to students interested in the history of Britain’s international relations from the heyday of empire to the present."Times Higher Education'The message go global may not have animated the daily Leave campaign, but in the words of Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce in their book Shadows of Empire, it “supplied a horizon of possibility, and a way of thinking about British history”.
'The Guardian"a rich and interesting book"Open Democracy‘timely and enlightening’The Economist
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