By Linda Fasulo
Termed "the vital resource at the United Nations" via Joseph S. Nye of Harvard's Kennedy college of presidency, this publication is now absolutely revised and up to date to incorporate new fabric on fragile states, R2P (responsibility to protect), fresh defense Council matters comparable to the revolts in Libya and Syria, and a significantly increased part on figuring out and taking part in a version UN.
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62 Powellism constructed an alternative post-imperial nationalist strategy which redefined the conservative nation and constructed a political strategy built around monetarist economics, repatriation and an end to New Commonwealth immigration, plus the defence of the nation-state and parliamentary sovereignty through opposition to membership of the EC and support for the Union with Northern Ireland. This commitment to a strong nation-state was combined with a commitment to neo-liberal economics, Powell claiming that the Conservatives must be ‘the party of free choice, free competition and free enterprise .
84900c01 21 7/24/98, 8:50 AM Politics of Nationhood 22 2 Heath and Powell – Two National Strategies The politics of nationhood, central to Conservative political strategy since the 1880s, offered the party fewer political advantages in the post-war period. 1 Within the parameters of this bipartisan consensus, Conservative predominance in the politics of nationhood receded – the party could no longer credibly resort to patriotic rhetoric which challenged Labour’s legitimacy and depicted the Conservatives as the only party understanding the interests and values of the British people.
The foundations of the Conservative politics of nationhood also crumbled as Britain’s world-power status waned, economic decline became more apparent, the retreat from Empire gathered pace and immigration from the New Commonwealth changed British society. Internal and external challenges to the Conservative politics of nationhood provoked intra-party disputes, notably in the rearguard action fought by Tory imperialists, although they were isolated following Suez, accelerated decolonization and the 1961 application for membership of the European Community.
An Insider's Guide to the UN (3rd Edition) by Linda Fasulo