1. Introduction Michael Dockrill and Brian McKercher; 2. 'A world apart': gentlemen amateurs, professional generalists Valerie Cromwell; 3. 'Experiencing the foreign': British foreign policy makers and the delights of travel Keith Robbins; 4. Arbitration: the first phase, 1870-1914 Richard Langhorne; 5. 'Only a d....d marionette'?: the influence of ambassadors on British foreign policy, 1904-1914 Keith Neilson; 6. Old diplomacy and new: the Foreign Office and foreign policy, 1919-1939 Brian McKercher; 7. The evolution of British diplomatic strategy for the Locarno Pact, 1924-1925 Eric Goldstein; 8. Chamberlain's ambassadors Donald Cameron Watt; 9. The British Foreign Office and France during the 'phoney war', September 1939-May 1940 Michael Dockrill; 10. Churchill the appeaser? Between Hitler, Roosevelt and Stalin in the Second World War David Reynolds; 11. From ally to enemy: Britain and the Soviet Union, 1941-1948 Geoffrey Warner; Biographical notes.
Essays on British foreign policy in keeping with the scholarship of Dr Zara Steiner.
"...this is an enjoyable, lively, sometimes humorous, but always scholarly collection." Anne Deighton, Albion "Diplomacy and World Power is a significant book--specialists in international history really should read all of the stronger chapters--and an appropriate tribute to a scholar who has inspired much of the significance to be found in international history" John R. Ferris, Canadian Journal of History