Great Britain in French policy conceptions at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919

Jackson, P. (2019) Great Britain in French policy conceptions at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 30(2), pp. 358-397. (doi: 10.1080/09592296.2019.1619039)

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Abstract

During the First World War, France and Britain forged the most intimate and comprehensive political, economic, and military alliance in history. The contributions of Britain and its Empire had been vital to France’s survival as a Great Power. A continuation of the wartime Entente was therefore pivotal to a wider strategy of embedding French security in a trans-Atlantic community of democratic Powers including the United States. But neither Britain nor the United States were ready to commit to using force to uphold the European order established at Paris. British political and policy elites reverted to pre-war cultural reflexes that prioritised Imperial considerations and assumed that France posed the chief threat to British interests.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jackson, Professor Peter
Authors: Jackson, P.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Diplomacy and Statecraft
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0959-2296
ISSN (Online):1557-301X
Published Online:28 June 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Diplomacy and Statecraft 30(2):358-397
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
3000890Weight of the Past in Franco-British RelationsPeter JacksonArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/R00515X/1Arts - History