'We are not Seeking Strength for its Own Sake': The British Labour Party, West Germany and the Cold War, 1951-64

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dc.contributor.author Hughes, R. G.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-06T13:08:20Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-06T13:08:20Z
dc.date.issued 2002-10
dc.identifier.citation Hughes , R G 2002 , ' 'We are not Seeking Strength for its Own Sake': The British Labour Party, West Germany and the Cold War, 1951-64 ' Cold War History , vol 3 , no. 1 , pp. 67-94 . , 10.1080/713999976 en
dc.identifier.issn 1743-7962
dc.identifier.other PURE: 81616
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/859
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/859
dc.description Hughes, R. (2002). 'We are not Seeking Strength for its Own Sake': The British Labour Party, West Germany and the Cold War, 1951-64. Cold War History. 3(1) pp.67-94 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Despite its vocal left wing, the Labour Party was committed to the Western alliance from its inception in 1949. By the 1950s, this seemed imperilled by the newly rearmed Adenauer government's hard line towards the Soviet bloc. Antagonism towards the new Federal Republic was strengthened by the anti-militarism and anti-capitalism inherent in British socialism. In order to forestall internal party attacks on NATO, the leadership of the Labour Party sought to push West Germany towards a less intransigent anti-Communist position, more commensurate with facilitating East-West negotiation. Using Labour Party archives, this article seeks to demonstrate that Labour's anti-Adenauer policy was designed to marginalize the pro-GDR and anti-NATO factions within the Labour movement and strengthen support for a non-revisionist West Germany within NATO. en
dc.format.extent 28 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Cold War History en
dc.title 'We are not Seeking Strength for its Own Sake': The British Labour Party, West Germany and the Cold War, 1951-64 en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713999976
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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