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The Falklands War of 1982 figures prominently in recent British history. The impact this conflict had on Western Europe and the tensions it caused within the European Community has not, however, been properly examined.This book, written by leading experts, throws new light on the workings of EC foreign policy, national foreign policies, and the relationship between individual states, as seen in an unusual moment of crisis. The authors compare the reactions of the respective governments, political parties, the media and public opinion, and examine the domestic dimensions of foreign policy-making in the countries involved. Particular attention is paid to Spain, the only country to depart from the original European consensus. Complicating factors included its historical ties with Latin America, its accession to NATO membership in June 1982, and its bid to join the EC. Other countries of particular interest are Italy, Ireland and Denmark, who broke ranks with the common European position after a month because of economic interests, ingrained attitudes and legal considerations are also analyzed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781859730898
ISBN-10: 1859730892
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 202
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Hill

Stelios Stavridis Lecturer in International Relations,The University of Reading and Jean Monnet Lecturer in the International Dimension of European Integration, The University of Reading Christopher Hill Montague Burton Professor of International Relations,London School of Economics and Political Science

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