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The Foreign Office Mind free pdf With this pioneering approach to the study of international history, T. G. Otte reconstructs the underlying principles, elite perceptions and 'unspoken assumptions' that shaped British foreign policy between the death of Palmerston and the outbreak of the First World War. Grounded in a wide range of public and private archival sources, and drawing on sociological insights, The Foreign Office Mind presents a comprehensive analysis of the foreign service as a 'knowledge-based organization', rooted in the social and educational background of the diplomatic elite and the broader political, social and cultural fabric of Victorian and Edwardian Britain. The book charts how the collective mindset of successive generations of professional diplomats evolved, and reacted to and shaped changes in international relations during the second half of the nineteenth century, including the balance of power and arms races, the origins of appeasement and the causes of the First World War.

About T. G. Otte

T. G. Otte is Senior Lecturer in Diplomatic History at the University of East Anglia. His recent publications include The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905 (2007), The Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1854-1946 (with Keith Neilson, 2009) and Coalition Government in Britain: From Glorious Revolution to Cameron-Clegg (as editor, 2010).

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Author : T. G. Otte
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 22 August 2013
ISBN : 1107613108
EAN : 9781107613102
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 468 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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