Show simple item record Finney, Patrick 2008-11-07T15:12:25Z 2008-11-07T15:12:25Z 2008-11-07
dc.identifier.citation Finney , P 2008 , ' Raising Frankenstein: Great Britain, 'Balkanism'and the Search for a Balkan Locarno in the 1920s ' Great Britain , pp. 317-342 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 88980
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/950
dc.description Finney, Patrick, 'Raising Frankenstein: Great Britain, 'Balkanism' and the Search for a Balkan Locarno in the 1920s', European History Quarterly (2003) 33(3) pp.317-342 en
dc.description.abstract This paper explores the utility of the interpretive device of ¿Balkanism¿ for the analysis of British foreign policy-making in the 1920s. It does so through the case study of the efforts to construct a regional security pact involving guarantee and arbitration treaties reconciling former enemies, a so-called ¿Balkan Locarno¿. This was not the most important or fruitful initiative in interwar diplomacy, but it is nonetheless revealing. On the one hand, it illustrated the existence amongst British policy-makers of a network of deeply embedded negative and essentialising assumptions about the region and its peoples. On the other, it casts new light on the nature of the 1925 Locarno settlement itself: the terms in which British policy-makers construed the extension of the Locarno principles indicates that in endowing it with mythic significance, they overlooked the fact that it was concluded only because of the coincidence at a particular moment of otherwise divergent national interests. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Great Britain en
dc.title Raising Frankenstein: Great Britain, 'Balkanism'and the Search for a Balkan Locarno in the 1920s en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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