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Author Drinkwater, Derek.
Title Sir Harold Nicolson and international relations : the practitioner as theorist / Derek Drinkwater.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Author Drinkwater, Derek.
Subject Nicolson, Harold, 1886-1968.
International relations.
Alt Name Oxford University Press.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 244 pages)
monochrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-237) and index.
Summary "This is a study on the thought of Sir Harold Nicolson (1886-1968) and Nicolson's contribution to the theory and practice of international relations"--Provided by publisher.
Contents 1. International theorist -- 'Sage of Sissinghurst' -- The western diplomatic tradition -- A theorist in his time -- International and political theory -- 2. Diplomat -- Father and son -- Peacemaking and a new world -- Home and abroad -- Man of letters and MP -- Diplomatic reflection and diaries -- 3. Liberal realism -- Oxford and the classics -- The classical canon -- A 'middle course' -- Continuity or departure? -- 4. International order -- Imperium to dominion -- The elements of foreign policy -- National character and prestige -- The balance of power -- Nation-states and the international idea -- Principle and practice -- 5. Diplomacy -- 'Theory' and 'shape' -- The ideal diplomat -- Tribal times to golden age -- Old and new forms -- National diplomatic styles -- The twentieth century and after -- Liberal realism reaffirmed -- 6. European security, 1919-39 -- 'Dangerously angry' and 'dangerously afraid' -- The spirit of Locarno -- Hitler and the furor teutonicus -- A resurgent Italy -- 'Collective defence' and the League of Nations -- 'The Foreign Office mind' -- 7. Federalism and peace -- Pan-Europa or federal union? -- The new Europe -- Forms of integration -- World commonwealth -- A slow growth -- The creation of peace -- 8. Practice and theory -- Stealing a march on power -- Prophecy and patience.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0199273855
9781435633964 (electronic bk.)
1435633962 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 63294837
Additional Format Print version: Drinkwater, Derek. Sir Harold Nicolson and international relations. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0199273855 9780199273850 (DLC) 2004024153 (OCoLC)56880478

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